Edwin Forrest's New York: A Bicentennial Conference
The College of Mount St. Vincent
Saturday, November 4, 2006
9:15AM - 4:30PM
The College of Mount St. Vincent invites scholars from all fields to join us for a conference on New York in the era of Edwin Forrest, the first great American actor. Situated on the former grounds of Forrest's Riverdale estate, and in the shadow of Forrest's castle, Fonthill, the conference will explore many different aspects of cultural, political, and social life in 19th century New York.
Politics and Performance: City, Nation, and Theater
Civil War(s): Art and Politics During the Civil War Era
Forrest's Audience: Working-Class New York
Producing Theater in 19th Century America
Forrest's Estate: Fonthill and Riverdale in the 19th Century
Speakers include Michael Anderson (Rutgers-New Brunswick), Nicholas Anastasakos (Brown University), Cindy Brizzell-Bates (Siena College), David Blake (The College of New Jersey), Arthur Bloom (Kutztown University), David Carlyon (independent scholar), Caleb Crain (independent scholar), Marie-Stephanie Delamaire (Columbia University), John W. Frick (University of Virginia), Helen Huff (City University of New York), Barbara Lewis (University of Massachusetts-Boston), Mark Noonan (NYC College of Technology), Jack Shuler (Brooklyn College), Susan Tenneriello (Brooklyn College), Shauna Vey (NYC College of Technology), Lloyd Ultan (Bronx Borough Historian).
The College of Mount St. Vincent is easily accessible by car and by mass transit; for directions, see http://www.mountsaintvincent.edu/334.htm. For further details, contact Professor Daniel Opler at email@example.com.
Refreshments will be served.
Department of History
College of Mount Saint Vincent
6301 Riverdale Avenue
Riverdale, New York 10471
(718) 405-3235 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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