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Re: Attributing Masterworks
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1744  Friday, 2 August 2002

From:           Terence Hawkes <
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Date:           Thursday, 1 Aug 2002 13:19:04 -0400
Subject: Re: Attributing Masterworks
Comment:        SHK 13.1734 Re: Attributing Masterworks

'Humanities subjects should not and cannot be removed from the march of
science' pronounces Marcus Dahl, recommending what he calls the 'careful
statistical analysis of linguistic data by Ward Elliott'. A careful
statistical analysis that can produce gems such as  'The Elegy . . .  is
790 trillion times closer to Ford than to Shakespeare' certainly seems
hilariously in tune with aspects of our troubled times. My accountant is
worryingly impressed.

T. Hawkes
The F. R. Leavis Lounge,
Critical Theory Workshop Experimental Studio Rehearsal Space

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