Distinguished Professor to Speak on Early Modern Female Playwrights and the Struggle for Center Stage

Dr. Perry Gethner
Photo courtesy of OKState.edu
Sept. 5, 2012

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 5, 2012) - The department of modern foreign languages at Baylor University welcomes Perry Gethner, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of French at Oklahoma State University, who will present a lecture on "Early Modern Female Playwrights and the Struggle for Center Stage" at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in room 102 of Morrison Hall.

A reception will follow in the Sendon Room in room 109 in Old Main.

Gethner's compilations of plays written by early modern French female playwrights are known throughout the academic world both nationally and internationally. He is a scholar of early modern French literature, especially drama and opera. He holds a doctorate from Yale University.

"He is the first person to work extensively on bringing theatrical works written by early modern French female playwrights to light," said Theresa Kennedy, Ph.D., assistant professor of French in the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor. Kennedy said Gethner's lecture will interest students and faculty members intrigued by women's studies, French theater or the early modern historical period in France.

Morrison Hall is located at 1410 S. Fifth St. on the Baylor campus. Old Main is located at 1411 S. Fifth St.

For more information, contact the department of modern foreign languages at (254) 710-3711.

by Rebecca Malzahn , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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