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Universalism and Essentialism

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.201  Tuesday, 22 April 2014

 

From:        Dennis Taylor < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         April 22, 2014 at 11:12:33 AM EDT

Subject:    Q: Universalism and Essentialism

 

At a recent conference, the claim was made that one should not advise graduate students to read older scholarship because almost all of it is “tainted by universalism and essentialism.”  

 

Any thoughts?

 

Dennis Taylor

Emeritus Professor of English

Editor Emeritus, Religion and the Arts

Boston College

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