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Faculty News: English Professor’s Book Garners Positive Review

March 18, 2014
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The Sentimental Theater of the French Revolution, a book by Marymount Manhattan College Associate Professor of English Cecilia Feilla, was praised in the Winter 2013 issue of Comparative Drama.

The article’s author states that Feilla’s book is “among the most significant contributions to our understanding of the theater of the French Revolution … One of the greatest strengths of The Sentimental Theater of the French Revolution lies in Feilla’s close readings of plays that have traditionally been treated as historical artifacts, rather than aesthetic creations in their own rights.” Read the full review at: https://muse.jhu.edu/journals/comparative_drama/v047/47.4.robert.pdf

Dr. Feilla received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from New York University. Her teaching and research interests include 18th-century literature, drama and performance theory, genre studies, urban literature, and the literature of revolution. Her current research focuses on historical reenactments of the French Revolution performed in British theaters during the 1790s. She has been a scholar-in-residence at NYU and a research fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. and the Collegium Philosophiae Transatlanticum of the Philipps Universität-Marburg, Germany.

The Sentimental Theater of the French Revolution is available at: http://www.amazon.com/Sentimental-Theater-Revolution-Performance-Eighteenth/dp/140941163X

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