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John Eccles and His Contemporaries: Theatre & Music in London, circa 1700
Tallahassee, FL, February 2005

Call for Papers

An Interdisciplinary Conference

John Eccles and His Contemporaries:
Theatre & Music in London, circa 1700
February 24-27, 2005
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Scholars and performers working on topics related to the London theatre world around
the turn of the eighteenth century are invited to submit abstracts for an
interdisciplinary conference focusing on the work of the composer, John Eccles.  
Anthony Rooley will highlight the conference by directing historically-informed
performances of works by Eccles and Congreve.

Of primary interest are the collaborations among Eccles, poet and playwright William
Congreve, and the actress-singer Anne Bracegirdle, including The Judgment of Paris,
Semele, and the Hymn to Harmony.  Also of interest are the editorial complexities of
producing a complete scholarly edition of Eccles's music.  Topics need not be limited
to Eccles: proposals pertaining to theatre and music at the turn of the century are
also welcome.  These should draw on the disciplines of theatre and dance history,
musicology, literature, drama, gender studies, performance practice, performance
studies or other relevant fields.

Abstracts (c. 250 words) should outline the proposed paper or lecture-demonstration
as fully as possible and include requests for any needed audiovisual equipment.
Papers will be limited to 30 minutes.

Abstracts should be sent via e-mail or post to:

Dr. Amanda Eubanks Winkler
308 Bowne Hall
Department of Fine Arts
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13210

Abstracts must be received by May 15th to receive full consideration. Participants
will be notified by August 15, 2004.

If you have questions about the conference program, please contact one of the
following members of the program committee: Dr. Amanda Eubanks Winkler, Chair, or Dr.
Kathryn Lowerre ( Questions regarding local arrangements should be
addressed to Matthew Roberson (

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