The Early Modern Commons

Michael Ullyot

Recent Posts

The History and Future of Reading

1 March 2017

This is a provisional description of a graduate course I’ll offer in the Department of English in Spring 2018. For details and updates, contact me. The history of reading begins...

Talk: Unnatural Language and Natural Thinking

23 November 2016

I’m giving a talk on the University of Calgary campus (in SS 1015) on Friday December 2, 2016 at 3:15pm. Title Unnatural Language and Natural Thinking: Shakespeare and His...

Ten Ways to Teach without Lecture Notes

14 November 2016

(Prefatory note: I’m writing this as a university professor of literature, but most of my observations should apply to other subjects at other levels.) In a hypothetical alternate...

An Open Breakup Letter to American Politics

12 November 2016

This week made me nostalgic for the 2000 Presidential election: for a recount in Florida shut down by the Supreme Court, and for the victory of George W. Bush. At least W. won under...