HOW DARE SHE?!?! A PANEL ON HISTORIC WONEN PLAYWRIGHTS WHO SHOCKED

 

HOW DARE SHE?!?!

Upcoming this Saturay, August 5 @ 4:30 PM in the Celebrity Room

2017 ATHE Conference, Planet Holiwood Hotel in Las Vegas

Co sponsored by The Women and Theatre Program and the Theatre History Program, History Matters/Back to the Future is sponsoring a panel on those daring women playwrights throughout history who were not afraid to shock their audiences. Mae West's Sex immediately comes to mind, but so many of our foremothers crossed societal boundaries. Who caused "a stir" using anything from cross-dressing to unorthodox roles for women, from violence to radical politics and everything in between? How were these female provocateurs received in their time? What is their legacy?

The following papers will be presented:

  • A ‘Lynching Bee, Northern Style’: Maxine Wood’s Critique of White Privilege, Racial Violence, and Postwar Housing Inequality in On Whitman Avenue (1946) by Maria Beach, Oklahoma State University
  • Expressions of Gender Fluidity in Sor Juana’s Los Empenos de una Casa by Tamara Underiner, Arizona State University
  • Epiphany:  Hannah Cowley’s A School for Greybeards and the Scandal Inside the Scandal​ by Melinda Finberg, University of Southern California 
  • Performing Politics: Elizabeth Robins, Votes for Women, and The Actresses' Franchise League by Megan Stahl, Boston College
  • Gertrude Stein and the Introduction of Abstraction by Nicola Tulk, University of Colorado, Boulder

This panel is co-hosted by Professor Laura Lodewyck, North Central College, and Amanda Feldman, Board Memeber, History Matters/Back to the Future.

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