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Carol Ann Duffy's New Shakespeare Poem
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0558  Thursday, 18 September 2008

[1] From:   Alan Horn <
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     Date:   Saturday, 13 Sep 2008 21:34:29 -0400
     Subj:   Re: SHK 19.0548 Carol Ann Duffy's New Shakespeare Poem

[2] From:   Anna Kamaralli <
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     Date:   Sunday, 14 Sep 2008 09:13:10 +0000 (GMT)
     Subj:   Re: SHK 19.0548 Carol Ann Duffy's New Shakespeare Poem


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From:       Alan Horn <
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Date:       Saturday, 13 Sep 2008 21:34:29 -0400
Subject: 19.0548 Carol Ann Duffy's New Shakespeare Poem
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0548 Carol Ann Duffy's New Shakespeare Poem

 >I think it might be apposite to point out that at the moment, London is
 >suffering from a recent spate of knife-crimes among the youth of the city,
 >and doing everything it can to prevent further attacks.

One would think that exposing kids to an attempt to think through the 
motivations for such anti-social behavior aesthetically could only help in this 
circumstance.

I was going to make another point, but I see the poet has already made it 
beautifully in her reply.

Alan Horn

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From:       Anna Kamaralli <
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Date:       Sunday, 14 Sep 2008 09:13:10 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: 19.0548 Carol Ann Duffy's New Shakespeare Poem
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0548 Carol Ann Duffy's New Shakespeare Poem

 >I think it might be apposite to point out that at the moment, London is
 >suffering from a recent spate of knife-crimes among the youth of the city, and
 >doing everything it can to prevent further attacks. That might explain what
 >otherwise would seem to be "righteous paranoia" cum censorship.

Denying teachers and students the opportunity to talk in class, with the 
contextualising assistance of literature and nuanced thought, about violence and 
its motives is an utterly ignorant approach, and the least likely to do anything 
to "prevent further attacks." It's the sort of knee-jerk wrongheadedness (mixing 
my corporeal metaphors) that we expect from people who have no interest in 
addressing the real causes of violence, or giving students enough power of 
critical thought to address it themselves.

Anna Kamaralli

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