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Re: Neutral Shakespeare; Shakespeare Notes; Plagiarism
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0633.  Wednesday, 4 June 1997.

[1]     From:   Paul Hawkins <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 3 Jun 1997 10:06:20 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Neutral Shakespeare

[2]     From:   Susan Brock <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 4 Jun 1997 10:44:53 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0630  Q: Shakespeare Notes

[3]     From:   Susan St. John <
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        Date:   Yuesday, 03 Jun 97 23:26:37 +0000
        Subj:   Plagiarism


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From:           Paul Hawkins <
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Date:           Tuesday, 3 Jun 1997 10:06:20 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Neutral Shakespeare

I was interested in John McWilliams's post of about a week ago on the
merits and limitations of historical and post-structural criticisms, and
largely agree with it.

I was struck, however, by his reference to "New Critic types who wish to
keep an apolitical universal genius of a national poet" and whose
"complacent notions of Universal Genius and Neutral, Great, Timeless
Literature clearly needed a severe challenge." This characterisation of
the New Criticism is of course by now familiar enough; it is among the
cliches of current criticism.  And of course, it's a gross
over-simplification, and in the main unfair.

Is there any essay or comment by a prominent New Critic that really
indulges in complacency about the notions listed above?

Paul Hawkins

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From:           Susan Brock <
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Date:           Wednesday, 4 Jun 1997 10:44:53 +0100
Subject: 8.0630  Q: Shakespeare Notes
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0630  Q: Shakespeare Notes

I haven't seen any sign of Shakespeare Notes since the call for papers
was received from the editor, Stephen Doloff. The contact address was:

Department of English and Humanities
Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn
NY 11205
USA

Susan Brock

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From:           Susan St. John <
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Date:           Yuesday, 03 Jun 97 23:26:37 +0000
Subject:        Plagiarism

This thread was begun by the presentation of a post from another list
(through Peter Herman on behalf of Charles Henebry)...I was wondering
what that original list is?  College professors?  English teachers?  I'm
a high school teacher of theatre and dance and would love to confer with
other high school teachers on education related topics.  Any
suggestions?

Thanks!

S. St. John

BTW, I teach essentially non-writing, elective courses at the high
school level, but because I am a conscientious and concerned educator I
walk my students through every step of their paper-writing process.  I
read most of their sources as they find them and help them to pull out
the main points, formulate their own opinions, and credit quotes and
paraphrases appropriately.  I'm shocked at how many of them are NOT
getting this treatment in their English classes.
 

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