CFP: Transnational Romantic Women's Drama (4/1/05; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Ben P. Robertson
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Submissions are invited for a proposed book-length collection
of essays on Romantic women and drama. This volume will aim
for a general examination of women's roles in the theatre
during the Romantic Period in Britain (roughly from 1780
through 1830), with specific emphasis on
transatlantic/transnational themes. Essays may address women
as characters in dramatic literature, women as playwrights,
and/or women as actors. Representative figures include
Elizabeth Inchbald, Joanna Baillie, Sophia Lee, Mary Russell
Mitford, Marie Therese DeCamp Kemble, Frances Anne Kemble,
Hannah Cowley, Sarah Siddons, Mary Robinson, and others.
Appropriate topics might include the following:

        -- Transatlantic drama
        -- Orientalism
        -- Translations/adaptations
        -- Gender roles across national boundaries
        -- Masculine constructions of feminine gender
        -- Religious influences/conflicts
        -- Conflict with the Other
        -- Gothic femininity
        -- Antitheatrical sentiment
        -- Experimental dramatic forms/techniques
        -- Closet drama
        -- Private theatricals
        -- Farces/afterpieces
        -- Theoretical/historical contexts

Essays should be in English, between 5,000 and 7,000 words,
and documented in MLA style. They should be saved in Word,
Word Perfect, or RTF format.

Please include the following information with each submission:

        -- Name of contributor
        -- Mailing address (for surface mail)
        -- Telephone number
        -- E-mail address
        -- Affiliation (if applicable)
        -- A one- to two-page curriculum vitae

Please send completed essays (detailed proposals will be
considered) to Ben P. Robertson at by
1 APRIL 2005. All submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail.

Ben P. Robertson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Department of English
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
Office: Smith Hall, Room 184
Tel. 334-670-3672
Dept. Fax: 334-670-3519

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