Staging the New Woman: Bernard Shaw, Suffrage, and Theatre as Activism

full name / name of organization: 
Ellen Dolgin/NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
ellen.dolgin@dc.edu

Sarah Grand’s essays on the woman question published in the North American Review in 1894 coined the phrase ’new woman’: Shaw created a series of characters and ’unwomanly’ women. Actress/activists like Elizabeth Robins and Cicely Hamilton worked with Shaw and wrote their own feminist plays. This panel will examine the audience impact of these plays. 250 word abstracts to:
Ellen Dolgin

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
modernist studies
popular_culture
theatre
theory
victorian