UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â

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Lauren Holt Matthews
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Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â€"

Historically the relationship between women and the theater has been a site
of contestation. A woman’s place in the theater, whether as a character,
an actor, an author, or an attendee, often has drawn pointed social and
literary commentary. In keeping with the theme of the 2008 SAMLA
Convention, Drama, the 2008 SAMLA Women’s Studies Panel seeks paper
proposals that address the ways that femininity has been and is written,
performed, staged, and received in theatrical works.

Interested individuals might choose to address any historical period and
any aspect of women and theater, for example: the impact of the
legalization of professional acting for women in the Restoration, the
performance of femininity in Renaissance plays, the roles of women as
theater-goers or patrons, the different ways that femininity is written by
female playwrights as opposed to their male counterparts, the visuality of
women's performance, or the perceptions and enactments of women in national
or international theatrical performances. Proposals focusing on the
influence, impact, or idea of women and theater will be considered.

Please submit a 250- to 300-word abstract, a brief professional biography,
and relevant contact information by April 1, 2008.

Submit via email attachment with email subject line “SAMLA 2008” to Lauren
Holt Matthews, lhmatth_at_emory.edu; please also copy Keme Hawkins,
klhawki_at_emory.edu. While electronic submissions are preferred, you may
also submit by post to:

Lauren Holt Matthews
English Department, Emory University
N-302 Callaway Center
537 Kilgo Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322

For more information on the 2008 SAMLA Convention, please see the SAMLA
website: http://samla.gsu.edu/convention/convention.htm.

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