Chicken Soup (and Orange Juice) for the Plague-Time Soul?: Francis Bacon's Utopian Prescription
Rebecca Totaro is professor of English at Florida Gulf Coast University and author of Suffering in Paradise: The Bubonic Plague in English Literature from More to Milton (Duquesne University Press, 2005), an examination of the hope born in plague-time and displayed in literary form. A participant in the Folger Institute Year-Long Colloquium “Vernacular Health and Healing” directed by Mary E. Fissell, Totaro has held a short-term fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library for her project “Volatile Emissions: Meteorology and Physiology in Early Modern England” and is editor of The Plague in Print: Essential Elizabethan Sources, a collection of interdisciplinary plague writings forthcoming from Duquesne University Press. An invited contributor to The Encyclopedia of Plague, Pestilence, and Pandemic, Totaro's essay “Securing Sleep in Hamlet” is forthcoming from Studies in English Literature, 1500–1900, and she has joined with Ernest B. Gilman to edit a collection of scholarly articles titled Literary Adaptations and Appropriations of the Bubonic Plague in Early Modern England (in review).
Rebecca Totaro; Chicken Soup (and Orange Juice) for the Plague-Time Soul?: Francis Bacon's Utopian Prescription. English Language Notes 1 September 2009; 47 (2): 25–33. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00138282-47.2.25
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