2002

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0707  Friday, 8 March 2002

[1]     From:   Gabriel Egan <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 7 Mar 2002 17:25:43 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0687 Re: Oedipal Hamlets

[2]     From:   Alycia Smith-Howard <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 7 Mar 2002 22:59:08 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0687 Re: Oedipal Hamlets

[3]     From:   HR Greenberg <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 7 Mar 2002 23:27:22 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0687 Re: Oedipal Hamlets


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From:           Gabriel Egan <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 7 Mar 2002 17:25:43 -0000
Subject: 13.0687 Re: Oedipal Hamlets
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0687 Re: Oedipal Hamlets

It's only a small point, but doesn't Martin Steward's "I find this
tautological myself" (said of the Freudian interpretation of Hamlet's
guilt) deserve a small cash prize for exemplifying a grammatical
principle? (Rather like, "Never use a preposition to end a sentence
with".)

Gabriel Egan

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From:           Alycia Smith-Howard <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 7 Mar 2002 22:59:08 EST
Subject: 13.0687 Re: Oedipal Hamlets
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0687 Re: Oedipal Hamlets

Martin and Dana:

Thanks for the exhilarating conversation!!

Cheers and all best,
ASH

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From:           HR Greenberg <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 7 Mar 2002 23:27:22 EST
Subject: 13.0687 Re: Oedipal Hamlets
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0687 Re: Oedipal Hamlets

What perhaps has drawn fewer comments from analysts and critics is the
'reverse Oedipal' scenario in the original -- Laius' violent reaction to
the filicidal threat intimated by the oracle, which he attempts to carry
out unsuccessfully, thus setting the 'infernal machine' of the narrative
into action.

Likewise little commented upon is the filicidal impulses of Claudius,
who having killed Hamlet's father, now turns his designs upon his
stepson. Don't know if this has been addressed in the lit crit or
analytic literature. Be interested to know. HR Greenberg

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