Poster for Dr Faustus

Women & Power On The Early Modern Stage

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre
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We continue our exploration of the relationship between women and power with a day of discussion and debate on the issues of gender, sexuality and power.

From Queen Margaret to Queen Elizabeth I our indoor season will feature representations of female leadership and the power structures that attempt to contain it. We examine how early modern and modern writers grappled with the topic: How did early modern society seek to accommodate or oppress female assertiveness? How did the drama of the time contain or enable powerful women? To what extent did – and do – women in leadership have to mask their sex?

We invite papers that respond to the above themes and questions. Please send abstracts (250 words max) for 20-minute papers by 14 October 2019.


£25 Members / Students

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10.00am – 5.00pm

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