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Thursday, 29 December

483. Performativity in Eighteenth-Century Theater: Historical Instrumentality or Theoretical Intervention?

1:45–3:00 p.m., Map, Washington Hilton

Program arranged by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Presiding: Eric Hadley Denton, Universität Regensburg

1. “Performing Legitimacy: The Feigned Naturalness of Goethe’s Real Natural Daughter,” Amy Holzapfel, State Univ. of New York, Buffalo

2. “Staging the Passions: Female Self-Expression in Eighteenth-Century Narrative and Performance,” Emily Hodgson Anderson, Univ. of Southern California

3. “‘Do Poetry Instead of Writing It!’ Performative Reflexivity in the National Citizens’ Theatre of the Jacobins in Mainz,” Friedemann Kreuder, Freie Universität Berlin

Respondent: Susan Elizabeth Gustafson, Univ. of Rochester

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