CFP: [18th] Collection onf Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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Daniel J. Ennis
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Call for Proposals

Raising the Screen: New Perspectives on Richard Brinsley Sheridan

To be edited by Jack DeRochi and Daniel J. Ennis

The editors invite essay proposals for a book-length collection dedicated
to the life and works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816). While
Sheridan continues to be viewed as a central figure in theatrical history
and as an important contributor to the political traditions of Great
Britain, contemporary scholarship lacks a comprehensive look at his long
public career and its impact on modern British and Irish culture.

The editors intend to assemble a volume of scholarship that will feature
interdisciplinary analysis of Sheridan as a playwright, theatre manager,
politician, Irish nationalist, public speaker and arbiter of taste. Given
the variegated nature of Sheridan's own career, we are particularly
interested in papers that position him among and between his various roles,
and hope to see submissions from scholars of eighteenth-century and
Romantic literature, theatre, opera, political science, history and
cultural studies. We encourage any theoretical methodologies that
fruitfully engage the complexities and contradictions that inevitably mark
so long an existence in the state we now call "celebrity."

Submit 500-750 word proposals and a CV as electronic attachments in MS-word
to Daniel J. Ennis at or Jack DeRochi at by March 30, 2008.

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