Greetings My Loyal Reader,
We spent the weekend adding still more book and film titles to the site. We finally hit on the right Google search terms and the collection went from half a dozen titles to almost forty. As any windfall of collections does, we had to rethink our storage options. So we did away with the bibliography page and introduced our new Library page. We even added sub pages broken out by topic. It’s now much easier to search the collection.
In the process of researching new collections we found other uses of the name American Hysterical Society. Frankly, the term hysterical society is so hackneyed it came as no surprise when we found other instances of it out there. Our favorite is the New York Hysterical Society, a consortium of stand-up comics. We were amused by one former student’s anecdote about when a professor called a museum a hysterical society. It was also found – here, here, & here – being used for more sociopolitical purposes. We did find a play with American Hysterical Society as the title (check out Brian Roberts’ bio) but we haven’t been able to find anything beyond that.
Rest assured, we’ll keep looking for the play (and for any new acquisitions). But not right now. We’re spending way too much time on all of this.