Texas Tech University

Featured Scholar - January 2021

Matthew Hunter Jan 2021

What are you watching/streaming?
I have been watching "Search Party," "I May Destroy You," and, last but not least, "The O.C."

What games are you playing?
I have been playing a game called "Exploding Kittens."

What are you listening to?
I have been listening to Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde," Verdi's "Macbeth," Mulatu Astatke, and Orville Peck.

What are you reading?
I have been reading C.L. Barber's book on Shakespeare's festive comedies; essays from Stanley Cavell's "Claim of Reason"; the Oedipus cycle; Joyelle McSweeney's "Toxicon and Arachne;" and Jessica Gross's "Hysteria."

What are you writing/ thinking about?
I am currently in the process of revising the manuscript of my first book, The Pursuit of Style in Early Modern Drama, which considers how early modern plays acted as conversational manuals for their audiences. I have additionally been co-editing a collection of essays which illuminate the relationship between publicity and the stage in early modern London. In the last few months, I have also begun work on two other projects: a book about aesthetic judgment, linguistic creativity, and early modern tragedy; and a critical edition of Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus.