May 3, 2016

Clowns and Poetry (Part Two)

By Cody Walker

A few days ago, each student in my clown class submitted a new course syllabus as part of a final portfolio. How, I had asked them, might the class be […]

March 22, 2016

“Clown” as Epithet

By Cody Walker

In the 1924 film He Who Gets Slapped, the scholar Paul Beaumont (played by Lon Chaney) is betrayed by his patron, the Baron, in front of an academy of scientists. […]