The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1127 Wednesday, 31 May 2000.
From: Wei-Chia Wu <
Date: Monday, 22 May 2000 21:40:28 +0800
Subject: I Need Some Information About Plague
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My name is Wei-Chia Wu, now I study in the Department of English in
National Changhua University of Education in Taiwan.
This semester I have chosen a course "Research Method", and my research
topic is "People's attitude toward infected people in the sixteenth
century England." And I will emphasize on the three part:
1. how the people(such as infected people's family and friends) at
that time deal with the infected people and corpse.
2. government's policy and reaction.
3. different attitude from different classes
And my primary source is poem "A Litany in Time of Plague" by Thomas
Nashe (1567-1601). As for my secondary sources are:
Horrox,Rosemary, trans. and ed. The Black Death. UK: Manchester UP,
Slack, Paul.The Impact of Plague in Tudor and Stuart England. Oxford
Wilson, F.P. The plague in Shakespear's London. London: Oxford UP, 1927.
and other materials that I found in periodicals and on the web, but
these materials didn't help much. Therefore, may I ask your opinion
about my research topic, and could you give me some suggestions and
directions to look for the materials about plague and the comments about
Nashe's poem? And if you have this kind of information, please tell me,
I will be appreciated. Thank you.
Sincerely Wei-Chia Wu
May 22, 2000.