Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 308. Sunday, 8 November 1992.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 7, 1992, 20:44:14 -0400 (AST)
Subject: 3.0306 Research Proposal for Comments
Comment: Re: SHK 3.0306 Research Proposal for Comments
Sounds a little too deconstructionistic to me, but I don't know from
nothing. What I really wanted to suggest was that you add UNB Frederciton
to your list. They have some pretty good Shakespeare people. Contact Dr.
Rowan. - Gary Davis
> Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 306. Saturday, 7 November 1992.
> Date: Friday, Nov. 6, 1992, 21:31:53 -0400
> Subject: A propos of nothing.
> Dear SHAKSPERIANS:
> I recently submitted the following as a research proposal for a
> Commonwealth scholarship. I'll probably be using it again, as
> the year goes on, to apply to M.A. programmes at Concordia,
> Alberta and U Toronto. If anyone has any suggestions about the
> content, please let me know.
> My proposal is to study Shakespeare's kings with a view
> towards revealing them as archetypal of male development.
> Elizabethan England had no coming of age ceremony for young men,
> despite being a patriarchal society extremely concerned with
> questions of masculinity. One may read Shakespeare's works and
> the drama of his time as occupying this ritualistic vacuum. The
> dramatic ritual portrayed symbolic figures in order to embrace
> all of society. Besides a study of the texts themselves, my
> research will include an examination of the ritual aspects of
> drama and of the archetypes involved, particularly the mentor
> archetype. I believe that this field is deep enough to furnish
> material for the career which I plan to pursue in Shakespearean