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Qs: Cultural Studies; Stylometry
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0026.  Thursday, 11 January 1996.

(1)     From:   Kathleen Jo Powell Hannah <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 9 Jan 1996 14:34:43 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   Re: Cultural Studies Question

(2)     From:   Jim Helfers <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 10 Jan 1996 21:13:08 -0700 (MST)
        Subj:   Two Questions on Stylometry


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From:           Kathleen Jo Powell Hannah <
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Date:           Tuesday, 9 Jan 1996 14:34:43 -0600 (CST)
Subject:        Re: Cultural Studies Question

Dear SHAKSPEReans,

This is my first post (though I've been lurking for awhile), so I hope I'm
doing this right!

I want to request titles of books, articles, etc. that are cultural studies of
Shakespeare. I'm thinking of material in the vein of Gary Taylor's _Reinventing
Shakespeare_.

I'd appreciate any ideas.

Thanks!
Katie Hannah

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From:           Jim Helfers <
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Date:           Wednesday, 10 Jan 1996 21:13:08 -0700 (MST)
Subject:        Two Questions on Stylometry

I am researching two questions which involve the stylometric analysis of texts,
particularly Shakespearean ones.  With the first, I promise that I am not
reopening an old and interdicted controversy; all I want is a reference, if one
is available.

Does anyone know of a published stylometric study which compares the known
works of Edward De Vere with the works of Shakespeare?  (I know that there may
be problems comparing writings of possibly very different types.)

Second (and this is perhaps a personal question to Don Foster, who, I believe,
is a member of the list), is there a published description of the construction
and structure of the SHAXICON database?  I've checked the basic bibliographies
and have found his articles which seem to base their conclusions on the use of
it, but there is little description in what I've read so far of just what this
mysterious entity is.

I would have used the DATABASE function to search the SHAKSPER logs, but that's
down at the moment; I know that there has been some discussion of SHAXICON on
the list previously.  I'd wait if the schedule for a presentation I'm giving
wasn't so tight.

As a related sidenote, I was interested to see that our local paper (Mesa, AZ)
decided to run a story on Don Foster's 1995 MLA presentation about the funeral
elegy for William Peeter.  It's funny how things gradually trickle down; his
book _Elegy by W.S.  A Study in Attribution_ was published in 1989.

Thanks for your help, whoever can.

--Jim Helfers
  Grand Canyon University
  Phoenix, AZ
 

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