The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0423  Thursday, 29 August 2013


From:        Larry Weiss <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         August 27, 2013 3:19:40 PM EDT

Subject:     Re: SHAKSPER: Review of SBD


>I clearly remember the first lecture on Shakespeare at university. 

>Open swung the door and in came the lecturer waving in her 

>hands a journal with Shakespeare’s signatures and portraits 

>and out flew, self-consciously, the first sentence: “Shakespeare 

>never wrote those plays!” What followed was a dismissive rant 

>about Shakespeare and Stratford-upon-Avon. 


I was about to ask if that lecturer still has an academic posting, but then Dr. Martirosyan answered the question:


> . . . Time has passed. My former Oxfordian lecturer is a 

>colleague today and, as I have discovered of late, favours 

>Roger Manners - 5th Earl of Rutland, now. It speaks volumes 

>about anti-Shakespeareanism, doesn’t it?


Yes it does, and it says even more about the discernment of university English departments. Please tell us if this person is still employed, where, at what academic rank and whether she has tenure.


[Editor’s Note: The response should be directly to Larry Weiss. –Hardy]


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