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The Renaissance Horse": A Call for Contributors
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0135  Monday, 24 January 2005

[1]     From:   D Bloom <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 Jan 2005 09:53:26 -0600
        Subj:   RE: SHK 16.0125 The Renaissance Horse": A Call for Contributors

[2]     From:   William Godshalk <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 Jan 2005 14:36:52 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.0125 The Renaissance Horse": A Call for Contributors

[3]     From:   R. A. Cantrell <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 Jan 2005 22:34:57 -0600
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[4]     From:   Terence Hawkes <
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        Date:   Sunday, 23 Jan 2005 13:15:53 -0500
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From:           D Bloom <
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Date:           Friday, 21 Jan 2005 09:53:26 -0600
Subject: 16.0125 The Renaissance Horse": A Call for Contributors
Comment:        RE: SHK 16.0125 The Renaissance Horse": A Call for Contributors

Imtiaz Habib writes:

 >"So, third worlds stink?? No wonder, then, that they are "third worlds?"
 >How wonderfully reassuring your/our complacency and self-righteousness
 >is!  George Bush has indeed reversed history."

Well, golly, I'm sorry to have stepped on your toes, but I was
consciously trying to avoid anything except a factual observation. My
definition of Third World could be simplified to "places where there is
no adequate sewage collection and treatment." It is a matter of public
health and the reduction of infectious diseases, not of cultural
snobbery, and it can be found in many parts of the planet.

(When I was a baby, my parents moved to a small town in the Far West
with a contaminated water supply. Rather than clean up the water, the
townspeople got typhoid shots. My folks moved on at the first opportunity.)

Cheers,
don

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From:           William Godshalk <
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Date:           Friday, 21 Jan 2005 14:36:52 -0500
Subject: 16.0125 The Renaissance Horse": A Call for Contributors
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0125 The Renaissance Horse": A Call for Contributors

 >Imtiaz Habib asks and answers:
 >
 >So, third worlds stink?? No wonder, then, that they are "third worlds?"
 >How wonderfully reassuring your/our complacency and self-righteousness
 >is!  George Bush has indeed reversed history.

Yes, how parochial Americans and others are!  American cities, of
course, do not stink -- even during garbage strikes. Nor do we Americans
condone violence, as the early modern British did. Nor do we condone
bear baiting. Too expense. Dog fighting and cock fighting will have to do.

Bill Godshalk

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Date:           Friday, 21 Jan 2005 22:34:57 -0600
Subject: 16.0125 The Renaissance Horse": A Call for Contributors
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0125 The Renaissance Horse": A Call for Contributors

 >Actually, Don, horse shit (unlike bullshit) has a pleasant odor,

Whoa, Dude, way too much information.

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From:           Terence Hawkes <
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Date:           Sunday, 23 Jan 2005 13:15:53 -0500
Subject: The Renaissance Horse": A Call for Contributors
Comment:        SHK 16.0125 The Renaissance Horse": A Call for Contributors

Frank Wigham is quite right. The 'history of stench' is indeed complex.
The relationship between the components of the early modern sensorium
was by no means identical with our own. The decisive privileging of the
sense of sight-a consequence of the development of literacy--  is a
relatively recent development. Subtle and complex communicative modes
involving a different ordering of all the senses-including smell-were
undoubtedly a feature of the culture which produced Shakespeare.

T. Hawkes

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