Disgust: Repulsion in Renaissance Literature"
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 email@example.com or call 785-8295. For more information,