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Shakesqueer: the Sequel
Campus Report ^ | March 27, 2008 | Bethany Stotts

Posted on 03/27/2008 10:23:44 AM PDT by bs9021

Shakesqueer: the Sequel

by: Bethany Stotts, March 27, 2008

We got an anonymous e-mail last week that claimed that “Bethany Stotts’s article on the Shakespeare panel at MLA (1/9/08) attributed two of the panels to the wrong scholars and then misquoted them.” ....What follows, then, is both an update and an answer.

A listed speaker at the MLA forum, Princeton Professor Jeffrey Nunokawa was replaced at the last moment by Professor Ellis Hanson of Cornell University. Accuracy and Academia awarded Hanson the number one slot in its ’98-’99 “Top Politically Correct” professors for his defense of teaching pedophilia in the classroom. “[Hanson] the instructor of ‘The Sexual Child,’ told Accuracy in Academia that ‘the erotic fascination with children is ubiquitous…One can hardly read a newspaper or turn on a television without feeling obliged to accept, study, and celebrate it,’” wrote Daniel Flynn, AIA’s former executive director.

The MLA program and website still list Nunokawa as a speaker at the “Shakesqueer” forum....

...Hanson teaches Corning University’s ENGL 276 Desire, which has, in the past, featured pornographic films such as Deep Throat. “Topics for discussion include Greek pederasty, sublimation, hysteria, sadomasochism, homosexuality, pornography, cybersex, feminism, and other literary and performative pleasures, and the focus is always on expanding our critical vocabulary for considering sex and sexual desire as a field of intellectual inquiry,” reads the course description....

...While absent from the Shakesqueer panel, Nunokawa’s scholarship reflects ideologies similar to that of the other panel speakers. A look at Nunokawa’s article, “Queer Theory: Postmortem,” reveals three similar trends.


While condemning Leo Bersani’s meditation on the phallic “sexual shattering of the self” as a superstitious “theodicy” for the fear of death, Nunokawa nonetheless examines at length—and even praises—Bersani’s work, “Is the Rectum a Grave?.” .....

...3. Classical Literature as erotic....

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: ageofconsentlaws; correction; culturewar; education; homosexualagenda; indoctrination; pedophilia; queertheory; sexlaws; sexpositiveagenda; sexualizingchildren; statutoryrape

1 posted on 03/27/2008 10:23:45 AM PDT by bs9021
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To: bs9021

“defense of teaching pedophilia in the classroom”

Egads, that makes me nauseous.

2 posted on 03/27/2008 11:34:15 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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