Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0476. Tuesday, 25 June 1996.
From: Robert Appelbaum <
Date: Monday, 24 Jun 1996 16:49:44 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 7.0470 Re: Parody
Comment: Re: SHK 7.0470 Re: Parody
I thought it was quite thrilling for Professor Thompson to mock what she takes
to be the self-parodying effect of contemporary criticism by way of a parody of
rightwing mockery of contemporary criticism. Right on! Or did she mean it?
I have read both article in question and the article by Professor Orgel that is
being argued with. The allusive quotation makes perfect sense to me; but maybe
that's because I've fallen into that annoying academic habit of reading
footnotes and following the chain of a scholarly debate.
I would be much more interested in hearing Professor Orgel's response to what
is in fact a serious if also somewhat stale objection to his position.