Evangeline Van Houten

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Evangeline is a neurotic, style-obsessed student of eighteenth century literature. She comes from a long line of professors, and this profession is her doom as well. In an attempt to calm an overabundance of feelings, Evangeline enjoys such hobbies as collecting ethical taxidermy, tumblogging about social justice, imitating Carl Sagan's voice, arguing about vampires, and pity shopping. She lives in Connecticut with two fellow PhD students and one dog-sized cat called Behemoth.

Wigs and Tories: The Shallow Brilliance of Colley Cibber

An examination and celebration of one of the 18th century’s most foppish poets.