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English Department                    Dr. Thomas Crochunis                 Shippensburg University

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Projects

British Women Playwrights Around 1800
First 100 Years: The Professional Female Playwright
Drama & Theatre History Conferences
Joanna Baillie, Romantic Dramatist: Critical Essays
"Women and Dramatic Writing in the British Romantic Era"
Romanticism on the Net Special Issue
Broadview Anthology of Dramatic Writing by Women

 

British Women Playwrights Around 1800

 

This project, begun in 1998, features many previously unpublished plays by British women playwrights from the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. I am co-general-editor (with Michael Eberle-Sinatra) of this site.

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First 100 Years: The Professional Female Playwright


This year-long public reading series of plays by Aphra Behn, Susanna Centlivre, Hannah Cowley, Elizabeth Inchbald, and Joanna Baillie was led by Mallory Catlett and Gwynn MacDonald of Juggernaut Theatre. I participated in some of the events and served as a project advisor.

Visit the company's site for the project

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Drama & Theatre History Conferences


A series of small, working-group conferences, held in conjunction with the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (and in 2007 with the British Association for Romantic Studies), have brought together scholars engaged in innovative research on British theatre history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. More information soon about upcoming events in this series.

Visit the page about the 2007 gathering in Bristol (UK)

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Joanna Baillie, Romantic Dramatist: Critical Essays


Published by Routledge in 2004, this collection of essays features pieces by a number of scholars of British Romanticism on contexts and interpretive approaches for Baillie's dramatic writing.Visit the publisher's page

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"Women and Dramatic Writing in the British Romantic Era"



This overview essay for Literature Compass examines the kinds of issues important to study of women's dramatic writing in the British Romantic era.Visit the site

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Romanticism on the Net Special Issue


Published in November 1998, this special issue, British Women Playwrights around 1800: New Paradigms and Recoveries
(Issue 12) features a series of essays on British women playwrights of the Romantic era.
Visit the journal's archives

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Broadview Anthology of Dramatic Writing by Women

Coming Soon

I am currently compiling a collection of dramatic writing by British women of the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, working with co-editor Michael Eberle-Sinatra of the University of Montreal and a group of distinguished teachers and scholars of women's dramatic writing. No link yet, but stay tuned.

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