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Date(s) - November 10, 2022
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Willard O. Eddy Hall, Room 120

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NOVEMBER 10th 4:30-5:30PM, Eddy 120

Join us for an informal chat with

Professor Barbara Sebekon her work-in-progress

Interrogating Genre: “Domestic” Tragedy, “Closet” Drama, and the Case of Elizabeth Cary’s The Tragedy of Mariam, Fair Queen of Jewry (1613)

From: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/an-early-modern-feminist/2004327.article

This will be an informal chat about Cary’s play, the first original play by an Englishwoman to see publication, and often beloved by students as one of the rare Shakespeare-era plays that (almost) “passes the Bechdel test.” Professor Sebek discusses how this current article-in-progress—forthcoming in a special issue on “Domestic Tragedy” for the journal Studies in the Literary Imagination—evolved out of teaching the play in a variety of classes, as well as how the article developed from its original incarnation as a paper for a small, “boutique” conference, “Death and Domesticity: a conference on Domestic Tragedy” in 2018 that aimed to bring together early modern scholars and theater practitioners.