Thursday, March 21
The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Faculty Lounge.
Lisa A. Freeman is Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the author of Character's Theater: Genre and Identity on the Eighteenth-Century English Stage (Pennsylvania, 2002). She specializes in eighteenth-century literature and culture as well as in drama and performance studies. Her current project takes up the subject of antitheatricality and censorship from the Renaissance to present day America. She is also working on a book on the idea of progress both in the eighteenth-century novel and in criticism of the novel. Professor Freeman received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania.