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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Event Archive

This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

The Indian Queen and the Queen Who Brought the Indies

20th March 2019, 17:30 to 19:00, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House, Professor Laura Rosenthal (Maryland)

A staff and postgraduate research seminar.

About this Talk

Professor Laura Rosenthal (Maryland) will talk about research emerging from her current manuscript Ways of the World: Theater and Cosmopolitanism in the Restoration and Beyond.

About the Speaker

Laura J. Rosenthal is the author of Infamous Commerce: Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture (Cornell, 2006), which shows how representations of sex work reveal as much about work as they do about sex in novels (Defoe, Richardson, Fielding); scandal narratives (whore biographies, pornography); travel narratives; and reformist writing. She is also author of Playwrights and Plagiarists in Early Modern Drama: Gender, Authorship, Literature Property (Cornell, 1996); editor of Nightwalkers: Prostitute Narratives from the Eighteenth Century (Broadview, 2008); and co-editor (with Donna Heiland) of Literary Study, Measurement, and the Sublime: Disciplinary Assessment (Teagle Foundation, 2011) and (with Mita Choudhury) of Monstrous Dreams of Reason: Body, Self, and Other in the Enlightenment (Bucknell, 2002).

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