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Professor Pritchard’s Book Published

August 20, 2009

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Will Pritchard’s book Outward Appearances: The Female Exterior in Restoration London was published in December 2007 by Bucknell University Press. The Associated University Presses said, “Outward Appearances: The Female Exterior in Restoration London elucidates early modern attitudes towards women’s public display. Will Pritchard presents a cultural study that draws on a wide range of literary and non-literary texts from the years 1650-1700 to revisit the sites where women appeared most prominently: the playhouse, the park, and the New Exchange (a shopping arcade in the Strand). He offers a fresh context for the study of Restoration literature and a provocative argument about women and public space. An engaging academic study, Outward Appearances enhances and historicizes our understanding of the dynamics of gender and looking in the Restoration and will be appreciated by literary scholars, historians, and cultural theorists alike.”