Spectacularising Black Bodies on 19th Century Stages

Speaker: Lisa Merrill, Professor, Department of Rhetoric & Performance Studies, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, USA (Ph.D., New York University)

Professor Merrill's ongoing research and publications are in the fields of performance studies, critical race and cultural studies, American studies, and women's and LGBTQ history. Her critical biography, When Romeo was a Woman: Charlotte Cushman and her Circle of Female Spectators (U of Michigan Press, 2000) was awarded the Joe A. Callaway Prize for Best Book on Drama or Theater.

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