Author: Julianna Lawson

The New Domesticity: Led by Literature

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The words drummed in my brain as I worked on committing Marc Antony’s speech to memory. Notecards placed around our home prompted me: “Friends, Romans, countrymen…” My fellow classmates had all chosen various passages from the works of Shakespeare,… Read More

The New Domesticity: A Musical Legacy

The nurse stood poised at the side of the hospital bed, ready to administer the pills my grandmother had grown accustomed to taking. As she lifted the spoon, my grandmother hesitated. Music was playing in the background, and just at that moment she heard a familiar strain. My grandmother’s eyes shone, shifted away from the… Read More