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Description: Marriage, Money, Madness and Meanness: Depictions of 18th Century Life in William Hogarth’s Engravings.
Depictions of 18th Century Life in William Hogarth’s Engravings, this program will examine several series of Hogarth’s engravings,beginning with Hogarth’s scathing analysis of Marriage in the 18th century in his six-part series of engravings, Marriage a-la-Mode.

Next, you will examine "The Four Stages of Cruelty" in which Hogarth depicts the cruel treatment of animals and suggests what will happen to people who persist in such behavior.

Next, you will look at Hogarth’s accurate and satirical depiction of everyday life, fashions, customs, and behaviors in the streets of 18th-century London: "The Four Times of the Day."

Finally, you will examine Hogarth’s 12-plate series, "Industry and Idleness," depicting the rewards of hard work and the consequences of laziness.

Coffee, cookies and fruit will be served. $10 per person includes parking on campus. Once you sign up, you will be sent more details with parking information. Please reply by January 23.

Wesley Mills holds a Master's Degree in English from the University of Rochester and a bachelor's degree in both History and English. His historical focus is on 18th-century British history and culture and on oral traditions and, in particular, folktales, urban legends, conspiracies, and mysteries. His specialty in English is two fold: He focuses on 18th-century British literature and specializes in college composition, rhetoric, and writing. He is a professor of cultural studies and writing at the State University of New York's Empire State College.
Date: 01/26/2017
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road Barry and Florence Friedberg Lifelong Learning Center Auditorium
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Cost: $10
Contact Name: Maureen Winney
Contact Phone: 518-580-4704
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