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Works-in-Progress Lecture: The Pomp and Farce of Death on the 18th-Century English Stage

Wed, Mar 20, 2013, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
LOCATION: The Library Board Room

Dr. Tonya-Marie Howe, assistant director of the graduate program in literature, language, and the humanities, will give a presentation on The Pomp and Farce of Death: Funeral Humor on the Popular 18th-Century English Stage.

She will discuss funeral humor on the popular British stage during the late 17th and early 18th centuries, focusing on a variety of lesser-known plays that portray a farcical treatment of coffins, burial, fears of live burial, embalming, funeral pomp and other signifiers of the anxieties surrounding class mobility and the changing tastes associated with consumer culture.