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Presentism
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0741  Thursday, 1 November 2007

From:		Jan Hammerquist <
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Date:		Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 18:33:44 -0400
Subject: 18.0728 Presentism
Comment:	Re: SHK 18.0728 Presentism

If we fail to see the various significations of his/our language, we see 
only an impassable past; we can even only recreate the Elizabethan time 
period through our own modernity. This also shows the two times are 
connected; thus he speaks to us today.

If you mean a knife aimed at the heart of what it is all-too-often a 
dead body of knowledge, then yes. Presentism offers to revive scholarship.


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