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SHAKSPER Roundtable: Presentism
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0221  Friday, 30 March 2007

From: 		Hugh Grady <
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Date: 		Monday, 26 Mar 2007 19:33:33 -0400
Subject: 	SHAKSPER Roundtable: Presentism

From: Hugh Grady <
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There was just one post to the Presentism Roundtable this week-a brief 
reply to David Lindley's reply to his earlier post by Ewan Fernie. This 
slow-down reinforces my view that it is time to end the Roundtable.

Accordingly, I invite all who wish to register an opinion or point about 
Presentism and related issues to post it to SHAKSPER between now and 
Apr. 6.  After a brief pause for the Annual Meeting of the Shakespeare 
Association of America from Apr. 4 through Apr. 7, we will post the last 
offerings sometime the week of Apr. 9. Depending on the number of final 
posts, I will offer some valedictory remarks on the conclusions and 
lessons to be gained from this first attempt at a Shaksper Roundtable, 
either at that time or the following week.

Best wishes,
Hugh Grady


From: Hardy M. Cook <
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For me at least this Roundtable has been an interesting activity, and 
before deciding on proceeding with another, clearly we should take the 
time to examine and discuss the "Presentism" experience, its successes 
and failures, as well as the benefits and shortcomings of having such a 
forum on SHAKSPER.

In the meantime, please send in any final thoughts as Hugh Grady has 
invited. And those who will be attending the SAA in San Diego have a 
wonderful conference. I regret that circumstances are such that I will 
not be able to attend this year.

Best wishes,
Hardy


From: Fernie Ewan <
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Of course David Lindley's right to emphasise that reading historical 
texts involves doing some history.  I hadn't really meant to disagree 
with him in my first posting.  Given his reply, I'd simply add that I 
believe too much history in recent academic criticism has seriously 
obscured literature-as-it's-experienced as an important territory of 
critical thought. And yes, that's a partly moral sentiment, as is 
Lindley's declared responsibility to the historicity of literature

Ewan Fernie

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