Misty G. Anderson is an associate professor of English whose primary work is in eighteenth-century British literature and culture. She is the curator of Sacred Satire: Lampooning Religious Belief in the Eighteenth Century, a current gallery show of eighteenth-century prints, caricatures, cartoons, and lithographs at Yale University’s Lewis Walpole Library, which runs through March of 2012.
The exhibit examines what happens when the enlightenment imagination encounters the first forms of modern evangelicalism. The prints are drawn from work Anderson did at Yale while she was a fellow in the Lewis Walpole and Beinecke Libraries, and many of them appear in her forthcoming book Methodism in the Eighteenth-Century British Imagination (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011), a study of representations of Methodism in eighteenth-century British literature and theater. In conjunction with the opening of this exhibit, Anderson was invited to teach an all-day master class that was attended by PhD students at Yale across a variety of disciplines.
Anderson is also author of Eighteenth-Century Women Playwrights: Negotiating Marriage on the London Stage (Palgrave, 2002). She has written articles for Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, The Cambridge Companion to British Theatre, 1730-1830, and other collections, and she is the co-editor of the journal Restoration. She currently serves as Associate Department Head of English.
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