CFP: [18th] Anti-Theatricality's Legacy in the Long Eighteenth Century (10/01/07; SEASECS, 2/14/08-2/17/08)

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Misty Krueger
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Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
34th Annual Meeting
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama
February 14-18, 2008

Anti-Theatricality's Legacy in the Long Eighteenth Century

Anti-theatricality has certainly been a hot topic in early modern studies
as scholars such as Laura Levine and, most recently, Jean I. Marsden have
explored the relationship between the spectator and "spectacle" of the
theater. In an interest to pursue investigations into the "anti-
theatrical," this panel seeks papers that explore anti-theatricality in
the long eighteenth century. Of particular interest are papers that
examine literary and non-literary texts' criticism of actresses, the
stage, and the culture surrounding playhouses throughout the long
eighteenth century. Papers might consider pamphlets, legal acts, satires,
or dramatic works that openly address anti-theatricality. Papers are also
welcome that look at responses to anti-theatricality.

Deadline for Submissions: October 1, 2007

One- to two-page proposals should be sent by e-mail to Misty Krueger at

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