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"Disgust before Disgust"
Event Type:Lecture
Location:Wimberly 113
Friday, October 12, 2012
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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English Department
Organization/Department:English Department

"Disgust before Disgust: Repulsion in Renaissance Literature"

A Presentation of the English Department's William J. and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium Series. 

Dr. Natalie Eschenbaum, English Department faculty member, will continue the English Department's 2012-2013 William J. and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium Series with a presentation entitled "Disgust before Disgust: Repulsion in Renaissance Literature."  The word "disgust" did not enter the English language until 1598.  In this presentation, Dr. Eschenbaum will consider how literary texts expressed the powerful emotion of aversion as this new word was coming into being.  She will address such questions as:  How and why did early modern English individuals experience revulsion, and how and why did they express this revulsion in poetry, plays, and prose?  What does it mean for literature to instruct, to delight, and to disgust?  The presentation runs from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, in 113 Wimberly Hall. The event is free and open to the public. To arrange for disability accommodations, contact english@uwlax.edu or call 785-8295. For more information, visit http://rhetor.blogs.com/english.

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