World Lit, Day 1

The first day of my early modern world literature class went pretty well, I think; it was great to see both the familiar faces and the unfamiliar faces. One student in class is distantly related to Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz, one seems really interested in reading The Rape of the Lock, and almost …

First day of a new term

Tomorrow is the first day of a new term, and I'm equal parts excited and nervous, as usual. I'm teaching three classes at Marymount University, including Composition II, Early Modern World Literature, and Theater History. I'm trying something new with my composition course this term; instead of just working from a rather arbitrary topic of …

Irregular Theater, the Discourse of Farce, and Hogarth’s Line of Deformity

2007 ASECS, Atlanta GA “‘To Exhibit a Dumb Shew’: Hogarth and the Theater” Handouts “Irregular Theater, the Discourse of Farce, and Hogarth’s Line of Deformity” During the first half of the eighteenth century, a brand of so-called “irregular” theatrical entertainment—popular, not always licensed or legitimate, both “English” and “foreign”—made its problematic way into the public …