CFP: Women and Performance in the 18th C. (11/15/05; 3/3/06)

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We invite proposals for papers related to the theme of women and
performance in the Eighteenth Century (1660-1830) for a one-day conference
sponsored by the English Department/Theatre Arts Program at Duquesne
University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Some suggested topics include: women
in the eighteenth-century theatre (female playwrights, actresses, singers,
dancers, musicians, women in theatre management, female theatre critics),
"performing" women in Restoration and/or eighteenth-century plays, novels,
novellas, poetry, diaries, letters, essays, and/or theoretical issues
related to women and performance, performance and the female body, female
spectators, performance and fashion, performance and portraiture,
performance and madness, performance and celebrity. Graduate student
papers are welcome.

Send one-page abstracts of proposed papers by 15 November 2005
e-mail proposals to or post them to
Dr. Laura Engel
English Department
Duquesne University
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

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