The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0103 Friday, 5 March 2010
Date: March 3, 2010 4:37:12 PM EST
Subject: 21.0090 I Need Some Tutoring
Comment: RE: SHK 21.0090 I Need Some Tutoring
Many thanks for the chance to download your powerpoint presentations. They are a marvelous resource that would have taken many weeks to collect otherwise.
Allow me to point out one inconsistency: in the Ideology presentation, slides 16 and 17 seem to have the Melancholic humor associated with different elements. Slide 17 (on humors) correctly, I believe, identifies Melancholy as the cold, dry humor associated with Earth. Slide 16, charting the Seasons, Elements, Humors, Fluids and Organs seems to associate Melancholy with Autumn, Water, and Phlegm, when it should associate them with Winter, Earth, and Black Bile.
A minor mistake, but one that might confuse the undergraduate mind.
[Editor's Note: David, thanks for your kind words and for the corrections. The next time I get around to revising I will include them. In the meantime, I urge anyone else who has discovered any errors to let me know. One of my correspondents noted that my sharing of these presentations reminded him of "the ideal of collective scholarship that SHAKSPER represents." One way that list members can participate in this ideal is by sharing with each other corrections, or outright errors, found in the slides. When I find someone to help me redesign the web site, I will think of a way that these presentations might be made available to subscribers in as accurate and up-to-date a format as possible. Further, since I am not an authority on, for example, the evolution of drama, I welcome anyone who is more knowledgeable than I to offer any corrections to my slides in this area. By sharing our collective knowledge, we can have a resource that represents the best that current scholarship has to offer. -HMCook]
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