Friday, April 4, 2014

Derrick Higginbotham - April 8

Please join us for Derrick Higginbotham's upcoming paper at GW.    

"On Wasting Wealth:  Conceptions of Consumption on Early Modern Stages."  
April 8, 2014
Marvin Center 402
800 21st St. NW
Washington, DC 20052

Derrick Higginbotham is a Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Cape Town, South Africa as well as a co-director of the graduate program. He publishes chiefly on late medieval and early modern theatre, including a recent article on the representation of rape in Cardenio.  Currently, he is finishing a book entitled Commercial Passions: Economic Practice and Self-Control on Late Medieval and Early Modern English Stages, which examines dramatic depictions of economic activity from the fifteenth to early seventeenth centuries. His research interests include literary history, the ‘new’ economic criticism, as well as gender and sexuality studies.  This paper on early modern stage depictions of consumption comes from his book in progress.

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