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New Directions/Directors for Orlando
We are delighted to announce that Corrinne Harol has undertaken the position of Literary Director of the Orlando Project.
Dr. Harol (PhD UCLA), Associate Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta, specializes in Restoration and eighteenth-century literature and culture. Areas of research interest include the intersections of literary, scientific, political, and religious discourses; intellectual history and critical theory; feminist theory and gender studies. She is the author of Enlightened Virginity in Eighteenth-Century Literature as well as journal articles and book chapters on eighteenth century literature.
Corrinne Harol joins Technical Director Susan Brown and Research Director Isobel Grundy. This shared direction of the project is part of the shift to a new phase of Orlando, announced at the Digital Diversity conference as Orlando 2.0. Orlando 2.0 sees the project moving in 2016 to welcoming contributions from scholars worldwide through a new online collaborative research platform.
Orlando’s ongoing work include twice-annual updates to the textbase, each of which comprises ten new entries plus many revisions that reflect new publications, new attributions, new contradictions. Current and former project members are contributing to the upcoming Digital Diversity essay collection, which will be published online and in print. Technical work includes developing prototypes for exploring the project’s materials in new ways, and producing a set of linked open data based on Orlando. Recent studies of Orlando are available in DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly and ada: a journal of gender, new media, and technology.
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3 December 1716
The new Prince of Wales requested a special performance of Otway's Venice Preserved including the Nicky Nacky scenes, which it had become usual to cut.These scenes, in which a Senator of Venice grovels and speaks baby talk to a prostitute, could be seen as bringing both women and the ruling class into disrepute.
3 December 1751
Christopher Smart, as Mrs Mary Midnight, opened his vaudeville and satire act at the Castle Tavern, an act Horace Walpole called "the lowest buffoonery in the world."Smart had already used his pseudonym (supposedly the name of a midwife) in journalism. Gender issues were again to the fore in his stage act. The programme included An Oration in Favour of Matrimony.
3 December 1757
Charlotte Lennox, as the author of The Female Quixote, published Philander, A Dramatic Pastoral, which Garrick had rejected for the stage.
- 3 December 1716