I've been listening to this wonderful podcast (Dolly Parton's America) on my commute, and the other day I learned that many of Dolly Parton's songs have their roots in Scottish-Appalachian murder ballads. Many of the people who have lived in Parton's Smokey Mountains have ancestors that trace directly back to northern England and Scotland. When … Continue reading Rabbie Burns, Dolly Parton, & Feminist Murder Ballads
Be sure to check out the William Blake Archive to get a broader sense of Blake's work and vision. "Europe a Prophecy" Copy K (1821) - The William Blake Archive And here's a link to a video by the British Library about Blake's printing process: William Blake's Printing Process
On Whalebones & Petticoats
To fifty chosen Sylphs, of special note,We trust th' important charge, the Petticoat:Oft have we known that seven-fold fence to fail,Tho' stiff with hoops, and arm'd with ribs of whale;Form a strong line about the silver bound,And guard the wide circumference around.Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock Here's an article that might help clear … Continue reading On Whalebones & Petticoats
Hello! Welcome to our class blog! Here are some fun facts about me: I've taught at three universities: PSU, UNH, and UMaine in Orono.I've studied at five universities, including the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England and l'Université Laval in Québec City, Canada.I love to hike and xc ski with my large mutts (and … Continue reading Hello!