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Lisa Freeman To Speak on "Antitheatricality and the Body Public"

LISA FREEMAN TO GIVE TALK ON “ANTITHEATRICALITY AND THE BODY PUBLIC”: On Thursday, 11/12, at 3:30pm, in 1210 McClung Tower, Professor Nancy Freeman will give a talk on “Antitheatricality and the Body Public: The Case of NEA v. Finley.” Professor Freeman will speak about her current work on the long history of antitheatricality and censorship, a project that stretches from the Renaissance to the present day in America.   This interdisciplinary talk weaves together Theatre, English, Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, American Studies, and Legal Studies interests.

Professor Freeman teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago and specializes in eighteenth-century literature and culture as well as in drama and performance studies.

She is the author of Character‘s Theatre: Gender and Identity on the Eighteenth-Century English Stage.


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