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Re: The Topic that Will Not Speak Its Name
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0637  Friday, 31 March 2000.

[1]     From:   Frank Whigham <
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        Date:   Thursday, 30 Mar 2000 11:18:18 -0600
        Subj:   Re: The Topic that Will Not Speak Its Name

[2]     From:   Derek Hamilton <
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        Date:   Thursday, 30 Mar 2000 14:00:48 -0400
        Subj:   Re: The Topic that Will Not Stop Speaking Its Name

[3]     From:   Melissa Cook <
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        Date:   Thursday, 30 Mar 2000 18:41:30 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: The Topic that Will Not Stop Speaking Its Name


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From:           Frank Whigham <
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Date:           Thursday, 30 Mar 2000 11:18:18 -0600
Subject: 11.0624 Re: The Topic that Will Not Speak Its Name
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0624 Re: The Topic that Will Not Speak Its Name

On Renaissance porn/erotica: there's also the famous plate to book 28 of
Harington's translation (1591) of the Orlando Furioso, to which, to
quote its modern editor, Harington "has added [to a preexisting image]
three vignettes of scenes of copulation from the Host's tale. In two,
the deluded husbands spy upon their wives improperly accompanied in bed,
and in the third they sleep on either side of their common mistress
while the Greek boy takes his pleasure of her between them" (McNulty,
xlvi).

Frank Whigham

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From:           Derek Hamilton <
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Date:           Thursday, 30 Mar 2000 14:00:48 -0400
Subject:        Re: The Topic that Will Not Stop Speaking Its Name

Dear Hardy,

This thread has been so truly entertaining that I  hope you will never
consider censorship for any topic.

Cheers,
Derek Hamilton

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From:           Melissa Cook <
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Date:           Thursday, 30 Mar 2000 18:41:30 -0800 (PST)
Subject:        Re: The Topic that Will Not Stop Speaking Its Name

I believe that if any individual on this list chooses to support porn or
porn related material that is the individual's business and there is not
much any other list member can do to change that view.  Allowing
messages which cite porn or any other controversial material on the list
does not mean that the list, its members, or its editor support
pornography.  It simply means that the list supports the free speech of
the person making the posting.  Nothing more.  I'm sure everyone has
objections to a variety of subject matters, but I have seen this
discussion become a rather preachy battle of ethics when ethics have
nothing to do with it, only personal choice and free speech.  Discussion
of whether or not pornography is exploitation is very interesting and
relevant but doesn't have much to do with the list itself.
 

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