In this episode, Sam, Emma, Avery, and Grace explore the various critiques of the institution of marriage for seventeenth-century women in her various protagonists across both novellas and plays.
In this episode, Taylor, Daniel, and Briana explore concepts of betting on love and relationships, as well as Restoration-age gambling culture. To support this endeavors is an interview with Dr. Misty Anderson (University of Tennessee), co-convener of the R18 Collective.
In this episode, Baylee, Cameron, and Brennan consider the different ways in which slavery is used as a political and personal metaphor in the novellas and plays by Aphra Behn.
In this episode, Ke-Anna, Aramis, and Savannah try to figure out exactly what about the newly-restored monarchy Behn’s works valorize and critique, with some help from an interview with Dr. Michelle Dowd (University of Alabama), director of the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies.
Marlee and Hughes explore metaphors from nature, as well as disease allusions related to plagues or poxes to develop characters’ deportments, romances, and mannerisms across the works of Aphra Behn.