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Opening Romanticism: Reimagining Romantic Drama for New Audiences

Project description

A new framework to analyse and disseminate Burney’s plays

The work of English author Frances Burney (1757-1840) is extensive. However, part of her dramatic works related to the period she spent at the Court of George III remains untouched, preventing its appreciation and literary critique. This little-studied quartet of tragedies prompts our critical thinking in terms of such present-day practices and policies as gender relations, body politics, agency. Burney’s speaking bodies, particularly the female ones, unmask and demystify the fraught relationship of the individual with power apparatuses and techniques of disciplining. The EU-funded OpeRaNew project will restore cultural depth to Burney’s dramatic corpus. It will use digital methods and literary analysis to establish an expanding multimedia framework to analyse and disseminate Burney’s plays.

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF


Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 212 933,76