Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 916. Thursday, 9 December 1993.
Date: Thursday, 09 Dec 1993 09:06:55 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Graduate Research Assistantship
Graduate Student Research Assistantship
The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
and The Graduate College, Arizona State University
--Two-year-graduate research assistantship in Medieval or Renaissance
--Half-time employment at the Center during the academic year and full-time
employment in the summer. Anticipated start date: August 16, 1994
--Twelve-month support with a stipend of $15,350-16,633, depending on
--Out of state tuition waived; may compete for in-state tuition waiver
ACMRS is a computerized office. Candidates should be computer
literate on IBM (database manager, spreadsheet, E-mail, LAN). Excellent
communication skills are essential. Responsibilities include advanced
library research, assistance in coordinating lectures and symposia, and
performance of clerical duties as required.
The recipient will be expected to enter a graduate degree program (e.g.,
history, language, literature) and to specialize in the Middle Ages or the
Renaissance. Please apply separately to an academic department. Complete
applications for the research assistantship should include the following:
--Statement of purpose (2 pages maximum) explaining the student's interest
in graduate study and describe qualifications (languages, computer skills, and
--GRE general and subject scores
--Three letters of recommendation
Applications will be screened beginning February 1 and will be
accepted until the position is filled. Applications for the research
assistantship should be sent to Jean R. Brink, Director, Arizona Center for
Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Arizona State University, Box 872301,
Tempe, AZ 85287-2301. For additional information, please call (602)
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 914. Thursday, 9 December 1993.
Date: Wednesday, 08 Dec 93 11:27:20 -0400
Subject: 4.0908 Re: The Paradox of Historicizing Shakespeare
Comment: Re: SHK 4.0908 Re: The Paradox of Historicizing Shakespeare
Poor Leo Daugherty! [FN 1] How can he possibly believe that the sensible and
intelligible approach to Shakespeare studies urged by him has any
chance of prevailing in the near future, while we still have active a
generation of writers [FN 2] who, on the basis of flawed premises
obfuscated [FN 3] by incomprehensible, but impressive, jargon, have
found ways to rationalize designating as "Shakespeare studies" [FN 4]
their writings about their own phantasies [FN 5] and interests, and those of
their friends, and in which approach they all have a vested [FN 6] interest?
But who knows? It may indeed be better to light a candle than to curse
the darkness. Good luck, Leo Daugherty!
FN 1. I owe this verbal formulation to Joseph Cantor, who has often
used this phrase in reference to me.
FN 2. The concept of writers within a generation-group having common
characteristics was suggested to me in a personal conversation by
Thomas F. Bastow.
FN 3. This word was brought to my attention by Florence Packer, who
owns a very good thesaurus.
FN 4. Jerome M. Fleming is the source of this phrase as a way of
describing writings purporting to deal with the well-known Elizabethan
FN 5. Using this semi-semiotic spelling to reenforce the
"Renaissance" character of this message was the idea of Snigdha Prakash.
FN 6. I am indebted to Emma Brumfield who, by alerting me to the
possibility of this being construed as an allegation of
cross-dressing, affords me the opportunity to negate the implication,
and hence, I trust, the inference.