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Welcome to our online discussion of John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore!

To start off, as much as I like juicy critical and theoretical discussions, the first thing I’m always curious about is what general impression the text makes. So, while we can later talk Bordieu until we turn bleu, I’d love to hear what your gut reactions to it are.

After that, well, let’s see how it develops. I was trying to figure out some preliminary prompts to kick the discussion off, but Renaissance Man has beat me to it; he has some great conversation-starters over there. (Thanks, michael5000!)

Or you can address whatever elements you think would be most interesting or productive. Please don’t be shy!


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The next meeting of the Early Modern Underground will be on Fri., Oct. 16, at 3pm in Lytle Hall 206 (Kutztown University). I’ll try to make sure we have at least some munchies if not actual food to eat.

Meetings are (roughly) every other week, but I’ll try to keep updates posted here so you know for sure.

If anybody is interested in coming from somewhere besides Kutztown and you need directions, let me know.

By the way, being particularly vulnerable to geek memes, I’m interested in having an online collaborative reading and discussion of something early modern. I’m open to whether it would be an early modern play or a good critical piece (though probably not an entire book due to time constraints). Any other takers?

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