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Re: Postmodernism
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0079  Tuesday, 27 January 1998.

[1]     From:   Jesus Cora <
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        Date:   Monday, 26 Jan 1998 16:44:09 +0100
        Subj:   RE: SHK 9.0077  Re: Postmodernism

[2]     From:   W. L. Godshalk <
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        Date:   Monday, 26 Jan 1998 16:36:17 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0077  Re: Postmodernism

[3]     From:   Robin D. H-Wells" <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 27 Jan 1998 09:06:57 +0000 (GMT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0072 Re: Postmodernism


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From:           Jesus Cora <
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Date:           Monday, 26 Jan 1998 16:44:09 +0100
Subject: 9.0077  Re: Postmodernism
Comment:        RE: SHK 9.0077  Re: Postmodernism

Dear Shakespearians,

'What do you read, my lord(s)?'
'Words, words, words'

Pardon my naivety (ok, not my 'nativity' as someone might pun, given my
name), but, what are we doing here? If language does not mean a thing,
if words are not important, if, on the other hand, there is not a world
outside the text, why on earth are we engaging in debates, why on earth
do we teach (Shakespeare among other things)? The more I become
acquainted with modern theory the more I think the whole Academia has
gone mad and is reproducing the Byzantine debates on the question of the
sex of angels (ooops, is this politically incorrect?)

Frustratedly,
Jes

 

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