Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 2, No. 297. Monday, 11 Nov 1991.
Date: Sat, 9 Nov 1991 15:35:00 -0500
Subject: Query: Critical Info Needed
I am presently enrolled in a seminar focusing on Chaucer's
Troilus and Criseyde both historically and critically.
Each week we look at either a source for Chaucer's tale
or a reception and then evaluate twentieth century crticism
that has shaped the world of medieval studies and Chaucer
particularly: Robertson, Donaldson, Muscatine, Jousse, Allen,
Spearing, and Dinshaw. Our last meeting focused on Lee
Patterson's overview of the Chaucer critical canon. What I
would like to discover and delve into is a similar critical
approach to Shakespeare; critical sources which are fundamental
in defining Shakespeare criticism. If any or all of you have
relied on or utilized a particular critical "giant" for your
study and work, I would appreciate any information upon such
Thanx, Jay Rush.
[Ed. Note: I don't wish to discourage members from replying to
this query, but would like to mention that a discussion of
"Classic Criticism" took place on SHAKSPER in September 1990,
and can be followed in digests 1.0057 - 1.0059. We certainly
didn't cover all the ground there is, but some interesting
observations and recommendations were made.
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