Bluestocking Salon

The Eighteenth Century in Popular Culture

Lady Parts: Aphra Behn’s Sir Patient Fancy, directed by Rebecca Patterson

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Location: The Wild Project, Manhattan Event Date: March 5 – April 5, 2014 Review Date: April 3, 2014 With a talented all-female cast, The Queen’s Company brought Aphra Behn’s rollicking Restoration sex comedy to the contemporary stage, raising questions about gender and authenticity in the process. Of course, Sir Patient…

Public and Digital Pedagogy

Orlando: An Indispensable, Born-Digital Resource

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The Orlando Project was born from The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present (1990) compiled by Virginia Blain, Patricia Clements and Isobel Grundy. That major reference book, covering writers in English from every national tradition, contains the fruits of a great deal of original research. But…