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Joanne W. Lafler <email@example.com>
National Coalition of Independent Scholars
As an editor-- now editor-in-chief-- of H-Scholar, my chief concern is with issues relating to independent scholars, including library access, access to proprietary databases, eligibility for grants and fellowships, management of reseach time, and establishment of collegial relationships. My own research has been in British theatre, 1660-1776, eighteenth-century British women, and, more recently biography and autobiography
|List Affiliations:||List Editor for H-Scholar
|Interests:||American History / Studies
AB, English, University of California, Berkeley
MA, Dramatic Art, University of California, Berkeley
PhD, Dramatic Art, University of California, Berkeley
_The Celebrated Mrs. Oldfield: The Life and Art of an Augustan Actress_. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1989.
"Seeded in the Grove Itself: Theatrical Evolution at the Bohemian Club Encampment." In _Theatre West: Image and Impact_, ed. Dunbar H. Ogden at al. Atlanta: Rodopi, 1990.
"The Will of Katherine Maynwaring: An Autobiographical Reading." _Biography_ 20.2 (Spring 1997).
"Theatre and the Female Presence." In _The Cambridge History of British Theatre, 2 1660-1895_, ed. Joseph Donohue. Cambridge: Cambridge U. Press, 2004.
"The King of Telegraph Hill." _The Argonaut_ (Summer 2004).
I have given papers at the American Society for Theatre Research, the Western Association of Women Historians, the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, the American Society for 18th Century Studies, and the National Coalition of Independent Scholars
I have taught as a visiting lecturer at UC Santa Cruz and UC Davis.
I have helped found, and have served as president of, two independent scholar organizations: The Institute for Historical Study (San Francisco) and The National Coalition of Independent Scholars.
I am researching and writing a biography of Henry Anderson Lafler, a figure in the bohemian community of San Francisco and Carmel/Big Sur in the early 1900s.