The Legacy Of ‘A Christmas Carol’

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Dr. Misty Anderson

Professor of English & Adjunct Professor

of Theatre and Religious Studies at

The University of Tennessee

joins The Housing Hour to discuss The Legacy of ‘A Christmas Carol.’ Dr. Anderson supplies our listeners with the deep background of Charles Dickens life and how his childhood shaped his adult writings.   She unwraps the story,  ‘A Christmas Carol’ and demonstrates how this simple novella influenced   Christmas traditions, changed social perceptions, effected moral behavior that altered how the world celebrates Christmas.

The Legacy Of ‘A Christmas Carol’

Clarence Brown Theatre production of A Christmas Carol performing through December 22th.

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Misty Anderson

Professor of English & Adjunct Professor of Theatre and Religious Studies

Biography

Misty G. Anderson is Professor of English, a Lindsay Young Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, and holds courtesy appointments as an Adjunct Professor in both the Theatre and Religious Studies departments at the University of Tennessee. Anderson is the author of Imagining Methodism in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Enthusiasm, Belief, and the Borders of the Self (Johns Hopkins, 2012) and Female Playwrights and Eighteenth-Century Comedy: Negotiating Marriage on the London Stage (Palgrave, 2002). She an editor of the new Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama (2017), which features a documentary she has produced about the CBT’s recent production of The Busy Body. She is currently at work on a second volume of the Routledge anthology and a third book project, God on Stage. She served as the Editor of the journal Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700 from 2003-2016. She is currently an elected member of the executive board of ASECS (the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies), she chairs the Modern Language Association’s division on Religion and Literature, and serves on the editorial boards of Restoration and Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research. She is also a blogger for The Huffington Post and the faculty advisor to Tyson House and VOLT.


Education

B.A., Yale University, 1989
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1991


Publications

Representative articles

  • “The Genealogy of Georgian Comedy.”  Ed. David Francis Taylor.  The Oxford Handbook to Georgian Theatre.  Oxford: Oxford UP, 2013 (forthcoming)
  • “The Scottish Play: Centlivre and The Wonder of British Nationalism.”  Ed. Daniel O’Quinn.  Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2013 (forthcoming)
  • “Sacred Satire: Representing Religious Belief in Eighteenth Century Britain.”  Curated gallery show with book, Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.  September 22, 2011-March 1, 2012.
  • “Embodying Centlivre’s Comic Vision: A Bold Stroke for a Wife and The Wonder; a Woman Keeps a Secret in the Classroom. The MLA Guide to Teaching British Women Playwrights of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century. Ed. Bonnie Nelson and Catherine Burroughs. New York: MLA, 2010.
  • “Women Playwrights.” Cambridge Companion to British Theatre, 1730-1830. Ed. Jane Moody and Daniel O’Quinn. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2007: 145-158.
  • Baby Talk; or, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Exit.’ ADE Bulletin, 138-139, Fall 2005-Spring 2006
  • “Our Purpose is the Same’: Whitefield, Foote, and the Crisis of Methodist Theatricality” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, Vol. 34, 2005
  • “Living in a Material World: Margaret Cavendish’s The Covent of Pleasure,” in Senses of Touch: Discourse of Tactility, ed. Elizabeth Harvey and H.L. Meakin, introduction and afterward by Lynn Enterline, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002
  • “Mr. Barvile’s Enthusiasm: Habit, Discipline, and Methodism in the Eighteenth-Century British Imagination,” in Launching Fanny Hill: Critical Essays, ed. Patricia Fowler, AMS Press, 2002
  • “Tactile Places: Materializing Desire in Margaret Cavendish and Jane Barker,” Textual Practice, Vol.13 (2), (1999), 329-352
  • “Frances Burney,” Reader’s Guide to Literature in English, ed. Mark Hawkins-Dady (London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1996)
  • “Justify My Desire: Madonna and the Representation of Visual Pleasure,” Gender in Popular Culture: Images of Men and Women in Literature, Visual Media, and Material Culture, ed. Susan Rollins (Cleveland: Ridgemont Press, 1995), 7-24
  • “‘The Different Sorts of Friendship’: Desire in Mansfield Park,” Jane Austen and Discourses of Feminism, ed. Devoney Looser (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1995)
  • “Rehearsing the Eighteenth Century: The (Re) Production of Professional Knowledge,” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, 35 (1994): 86-95.

Professional Service

  • President-elect, University of Tennessee Faculty Senate
  • MLA Executive Committee, Religion and Literature, 2015-2020
  • ASECS Executive Board, 2016-2020
  • Editor, Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700, July 2003-present
  • SEASECS Secretary, 2008-2013
  • ASECS Women’s Caucus, Chair, 2015-16, Masquerade Ball 2014, Anniversary Committee, 2009-2010
  • ADE Graduate Directors Workshop Coordinator, 2006 and 2007
  • MLA Delegate Assembly, Restoration and Early 18th-Century Studies, 2005-2008
  • ASECS Travel Prizes Committee, Chair 2005-2006 and 2012-2013; member 2011-2013 and 2004-2006.
  • Manuscript reader:  Studies in Eighteenth-Century CultureJournal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Broadview Press, Baylor University Press, Canadian Arts Council, Restoration, Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library

Selected University Service:

  • Transatlantic Studies Working Group chair, 2015-present
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (relaunch of the Women’s Studies IDP), Curriculum Review Chair, 2016.
  • Search committee, Dramaturgy (Theatre), 2015-16
  • Women’s Leadership Class, 2011-2012
  • Internal Reviewer, Department of Religious Studies, 2010-11
  • AAUP President, local chapter, 2002-2003
  • AAUP board member, local chapter, 2000-2002
  • Faculty Senator, English, 2002-2005

Selected Departmental Service:

  • Website Committee, Recruitment and Outreach Committee, Taylor Prize Committee, Undergraduate Committee
  • Associate Department Head, English, Dec. 2010-July 2013
  • Romanticism Search Committee, 2009-2010
  • Administrative Committee elected representative, 2009-2010
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Fall 2003-Summer 2007
  • PhD Program Review Committee Chair, 2004-2005
  • Contemporary/Post-Modern Search Committee, member 2001-2002

Awards, Honors & Grants

  • 2015   Lindsay Young Chair of Excellence in the Humanities
  • 2014    Tennessee Humanities Center Fellow
  • 2013    D. Allen Carroll Chair of Teaching
  • 2013    Professional Development Award, University of Tennessee
  • 2011    Elected as a member of The Johnsonians
  • 2010    Professional Development Award, University of Tennessee
  • 2009    Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Visiting Fellow, Yale University
  • 2008    Lewis Walpole Library Visiting Fellow, Yale University
  • 2002    Faculty Appreciation Award, Graduate Students in English
  • 2000    College of Arts and Sciences Junior Faculty Teaching Award

Associations & Organizations

  • MLA
  • ASECS
  • SEASECS
  • Frances Burney Society
  • AAUP

Invited Lectures

  • Restoration, Sovereignty, and the Long Restoration.” University of Maryland, College Park, April 28, 2016. Plenary address at conference marking the move of Restoration to Maryland.
  • “Rocks and Belief.”  University of Notre Dame Symposium on Religion and Literature, South Bend, Indiana, March 27-28, 2015. Plenary address and all-day seminar.
  • “Frances Burney, Dramatist.” The Frances Burney Society Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, October 9, 2014. Plenary address.
  • “God on Stage.” McGill University, October 8, 2014. Invited talk.
  • The Wonder: A Woman Keeps a Secret: Centlivre and the Religious Politics of Britishness.”  Columbia University Seminar on 18th and 19th-Century Studies, New York, NY, December 12, 2013.  Invited talk.
  • “Centlivre and the Religious Politics of Britishness.”  The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, May 3, 2013.  All-day seminar.
  • “God on Stage.”  Yale Divinity School, April 20, 2013.  Plenary address.
  • “The Scottish Play:  Centlivre and the Wonder of Britishness.”  University of Georgia, January 30, 2013.  Invited talk.
  • Masterclass, “Sacred Satire: Representing Religious Belief in Eighteenth Century Britain.” The Lewis Walpole Library, September 30, 2011.  All-day seminar.
  • “Actors and Ghosts.”  Yale Divinity School, September 29, 2011.  Invited talk.
  • “Johnson Among the Methodists.”  Johnson Society of the Central Region, University of Michigan, April 8, 2011.  Invited talk.
  • “Methodistical Sisters and the New Man.”  Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois.  April 17, 2010.  All-day seminar.
  • “Methodism and the Theater of the Real.”  Robert Penn Warren Humanities Center, Vanderbilt University.  November 4, 2009.  Invited talk.
  • “Refreshing Conceptions of the Other,” British Women Writer’s Conference, Plenary Panel. Iowa City.  April 2, 2009.  Plenary talk.
  • “Queer as Folk: Methodism and other Technologies of Gender in Henry Fielding.” University of Michigan.  March 12, 2008.  Invited talk.
  • “Methodism, Desire, and Henry Fielding.” Nolte-Behrens Lecture, University of Arkansas, Conway, April 5, 2007.  Invited talk.

Real Estate Year In Review

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Special Guest

Tyler Fogarty

Fox and Fogarty

with Realty Executives in Knoxville joins The Housing Hour this week to give us some expert tips on how to handle a Real Estate transaction.    Tyler’s eleven year experience has given him a unique persective on customer service.  Tyler also gives us the ‘Real Estate Year In Review’ and a look into 2019.

 

Tyler Fogarty

If you have only ever worked with Tyler Fogarty, you have likely only met “professional” Tyler. Hard-working, efficient, friendly, and eternally committed to getting the job done, Tyler is ranked among the best brokers in the state! But quietly, Tyler has another side. A natural-born left-brainer, he is an incredibly talented photographer, and in the little spare time he has, enjoys indulging that talent across the globe with his better half, Marianna. From the Grand Canyon to Wyoming, Japan to the Gulf of Mexico, Tyler refuses to leave this world without experiencing every iota of it, which most don’t know considering how hard he works every day to bring folks home in East Tennessee. Yes, as they say, there are two sides to any coin, but rarely are both sides so freakin’ awesome. To put it as Tyler might, he’s sorta like a more sophisticated Bruce Banner/The Hulk. In fact, you should ask him about his well-managed obsession with comic books when you hire him to list your home. But do it quickly, because he’ll probably sell that sucker in a day or two!

Leave It To Kleber: Steve Kleber

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Special Guest

Steve Kleber

joins The Housing Hour this week to look briefly back at some of Steve’s bold prediction from  2016 and discusses those predictions and the future of Smart Home Technologies.   Steve also discusses some of the hottest technologies for homes that could save you bundles of unnessisary  repair bills.

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Previous show Steve Kleber of Kleber and Associates joins The Housing Hour this week to give us an update from the NAHB 2017 International Builders’ Show. During the three-day event, manufacturers debuted their most innovative products to audiences from around the globe.  The K&A team hunted down the most important channel opportunities at Design & Construction Week and observed the emergence  of three major industry trends:

  • Freestanding Kitchen Furniture
  • Homes of the Future
  • Skilled Labor Shortage

Plus innovative products discussed:

 

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Tune in this week and Leave It To Kleber to tells us everything that’s going on!

Leave It To Kleber: Steve Kleber


 

Message from Steve:

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We know how to generate demand and drive distribution. And perhaps most importantly, in residential, we understand what homeowners and homebuyers think, what they want to buy, and what they’ll be buying next. In commercial, we understand the needs of the architect, contractor, facilities manager, owner, and tenant.

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