Saturday, November 29, 2008

Julie Elb presents historical paper and sings in Opera Memphis production

Julie Elb, currently the history department chair at Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, attended the GEMCS (Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies) conference in Philadelphia this past weekend. She presented a paper, "The Taming of the Stew: Food and Feminine Identity in Early Victorian England." The paper was part of a larger project which involved her new class, Women and Power in Europe 1100-1900, a new elective she designed at Lausanne this year.

She also just finished singing in Opera Memphis' La Traviata, which ran in late October. Her next project will be Faust this coming April. The first photograph below is from her performance in La Traviata; the second is from her performance as one of the witches in last season's production of Macbeth.

Julie received her Ph.D. in history from The University of Memphis in 2003, writing her dissertation on food and feminine identity in England during the period 1750-1850, under the direction of Dr Walter R. Brown.


Post a Comment

<< Home