"Women and the City"
THE APHRA BEHN SOCIETY FOR WOMEN IN THE ARTS 1660-1830
2017 BIENNIAL CONFERENCE
THE BURNEY SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA 2017 CONFERENCE
CALL FOR PAPERS
"WOMEN AND THE CITY" AND "PLACING THE BURNEYS" NOVEMBER 2-3, 2017, PITTSBURGH, PA
Inspired by Aphra Behn's legacy as a female professional in London, and Pittsburgh's urban culture and history, we invite papers that explore the topic of "Women and the City."
How do fantasies and realities of "the city"--its people, neighborhoods, theaters, pleasure gardens, coffee houses, exhibition halls, temptations, politics, material culture, ecology, economy, religion, fashion, media, mad houses, and debtors prisons--shape literary, artistic and theatrical culture? How does gender relate to urban experience?
Papers might address the following topics:
Theater and the City Art and the City
Material Culture and the City Performance and the City
Gender and Urban Spaces Gender and the media
Women and Celebrity in the City The City versus the Country
Sex and the City/Sexuality and the City Politics and the City
The City and the Empire Fashion in the City/ Fashioning the City
Travel and Transportation and the City Technologies of the City
Race and the City Servants/Invisible Citizens of the City
Temptation and the City Music and the City
The City and the Archive/the City as Archive Madness and the City
We also welcome abstracts for papers not related to the conference theme.