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The Aphra Behn Society

The Aphra Behn Society is dedicated to encouraging and advancing research that focuses on issues of gender and/or women's role in the arts of early modern culture, circa 1660-1830. Through its newsletter, website, and biannual meeting, the Aphra Behn Society seeks to promote an exchange of information and ideas among members of the various disciplines engaged in related research.

If you have items for the newsletter, please contact Nichol Weizenbeck. Send any changes in email address or institutional affiliation to Karen Gevirtz. Website updates or inquiries may by sent to the website editor, Anne Greenfield. Please direct questions related to the conference to the current conference president, Kirsten Schultz. For additional information about the Society, contact the president, Karen Gevirtz, or consult the Aphra Behn Society Constitution.

  • The ABS Constutition was amended in fall 2011. To view the current ABS Constitution, click here. To view the old version of the ABS Constitution, click here.

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