Last visit to Campo Manin

Last few days in venice. Passed through Campo Manin where we have spent much kafkaesque anxious time sorting out tributi fines for what we hadn’t paid for what we hadn’t done. Ignorance of what the communale wished one to pay was no excuse said a very smiling lady as we came back from the various […]

Bath RLSI lectures on the Enlightenment

10 Janet Todd Wed 09-Sep 2015 Poster D http://www.brlsi.org/sites/all/files/site/September%20Calendar%20%5B2%5D%202105.pdf I have just returned from Bath where I gave a talk on Mary Wollstonecraft’ conflicted relationship with the idea of Reason.  I had a gratifying large and enthusiastic audience. This was very pleasant for it was my first external talk since retiring from the presidency of […]

at the sign of angellica

My first blog. 50 years of teaching  African literature, then children’s literature, then 18th century literature, and writing all the time, but nothing has prepared me for blogging. i look it up and learn it demands daily musings. But who reads it?  the same might be said for most academic books, not read just exploited […]