"Women and the City"

deadline for submissions: 
May 15, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Aphra Behn Society for Women and the Arts
contact email: 

 

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

 

http://www.aphrabehnconference2017.org/home.html 

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. 

We invite you to send 1-2 page abstracts or panel proposals, specifying equipment needs, to Laura Engel (engell784@duq.edu) and Marilyn Francus (Marilyn.Francus@mail.wvu.edu) by May 15, 2017.