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La Serrana de la Vera, Then and Now: A Symposium for Opening of Wild Thing

Event Details

February 15, 2019
3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Herter Hall

Room: 301

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission

Join the Department of Theater for La Serrana de la Vera in Its Time and Place: A Symposium for the Opening of UMass Amherst’s Wild Thing

Free and open to all.

With Professor Margaret Boyle of Bowdoin College and Professor George Peale of California State University Fullerton

Margaret Boyle is associate professor of Hispanic Studies at Bowdoin College, where she teaches and researches early modern women’s literary and cultural history and the history and performance of comedia. She is the author of Unruly Women: Performance, Penitence and Punishment in Early Modern Spain (University of Toronto Press, 2014) and co-editor of the forthcoming volume Health and Healing in the Early Modern Iberian World: A Gendered Perspective. She has also published articles recently in Comedia and Performance, Gender & History and Hispania.  

George Peale is internationally recognized as the foremost authority on the 17th-century Spanish playwright Luis Vélez de Guevara. He has authored or edited three books about the author, and he has published critical and annotated editions of 54 of that playwright's works, with another 29 in various stages of preparation. Besides his publications on Vélez de Guevara and other authors of the 16th and 17th centuries, Peale has lectured at numerous universities in the United States, Europe and Latin America.