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- 4/1/02 The Meister - Here is the surprise
link for this month.
- 4/1/02 Ashton Dennis - Vote early! Vote often! Mark your Official Emma
All-Stars ballot. Help select the best second-millenium performances in a
filmed version of Emma. This election has rules! and here they
are. Here is a link to the election
results to date.
- 4/1/02 The
Meister - William Godwin's Caleb Williams, the gothic
political subversion. What was Jane Austen's response?
Linda - Andrew Davies again
sarah - pure speculation...
Katie Dick - confused about P&P
anonymous - agree to disagree
Bree - Lady Susan
Cheryl - On Godwin's political philosophy
Linda - Philip Brown, the French Revolution, and William Godwin
Diana Gardener - Four greats granddaughter of Admiral Sir Francis
Linda - A Different Face - The Life of Mary Wollstonecraft
Cheryl - A Different Sailor, a Different Anne
Cheryl - Irony, or perhaps synchronicity??
Cheryl - After finishing Caleb Williams, one can only appreciate
Bree - The Way We Live Now
Dan - Ms. Austen, the Miss Brontes, and Fanaticism
Bree - Definitely P&P-95
The Meister - An intriguing passage in Caleb Williams, its
relationship to P&P?
Linda - Mark Twain again, and Harriet Shelley
Bree - Mary Wollstonecraft and her Day
- 5/1/02 The Meister - Here is the surprise link for this month.
Acknowledgement to Linda.
- 5/1/02 The
Meister - Today is May Day! Mary Wollstonecraft Day!
recently passed the 243rd anniversary of Mary Wollstonecraft's
birth date. Mary was a contemporary of Jane Austen and, in their time, was far
more famous than Jane. She was a political radical, a radical feminist, and a
radical, bisexual, free-love advocate. She was a woman of the nineties (the
1790s). If you have never heard of her, that is not her fault, and here is a
link to far more
than you could possibly want to know about Mary Wollstonecraft. In her
honor, I have declared today, May 1 - 2002, as
Fourth Annual Mary Wollstonecraft Day
Political Postings DayYou are invited to make a political or
philosophical posting today (or sometime in the next week.) on nearly
any subject. You might do that because you are political, or a philosopher, or
because you think it might be fun to simulate one of those styles. Perhaps you
are pro-choice or perhaps you are pro-life—post in either case. Perhaps you
are against the death penalty and want to make your case; on the other hand,
you might prefer to make a modest proposal to reinstate the practice of human
sacrifice—let us hear about it. You want a guideline? OK, try to excite Mary
Wollstonecraft's ghost and make Jane Austen's smile. OR, refer to the First, Second, or
MW-day postings. Here are the contributions for this year.
Katie Dick - help with Bingley and Jane :(
Bree - Elizabeth von Arnim
Bree - P&P '85 v. '95
Bree - Foot in Mouth - Colonel Fitzwilliam
Linda - The Reconstruction of Mark Twain
- 5/6/02 The Meister - It is time that ol' Ashton got back
into prognostocologist mode. So, I predict that the Nets and the Kings will
meet in the NBA finals, Cheryl will win the Gold Star for her MW Day
post, and Condoleezza
Rice will be the first woman President of the United States. Remember
where you read these things first.
Ashton Dennis - Charlotte Brontë's Biographical Notice of Ellis and
An opportunity to compare the Brontë with the Austen or
Breeberries - Keeps on coming back...
- 5/11/02 The Meister - The Male Voices Subcommittee on
Honors, Awards, and Fast-food Procurement has just announced that Cheryl
has won the Gold Star—check that—the Red Star Award for her MW-Day posting, Sorting Out
the Middle East. In an unrelated development, the Subcommittee has
been disbanded and its Republican-dominated membership sent back to Florida
where they belong. The 2002 record of your Meister Prognostocologist:
Ashton - What Charlotte Brontë said about Henry Fielding
The Meister - MV-Classics: Six postings from Heather Swallow
Cheryl - Wordsworth and Coleridge??
Hubree - Catching up
Bree - Lady Catherine de Bourgh
- 5/27/02 The Meister - My wife and I are pleased beyond our
ability to express. We coached and managed girls' fast-pitch softball teams
and we have contributed to U.C. Berkeley athletics in the name of the women's
softball team. As you can probably imagine, we watched every pitch of the
College World Series. To see the Bears score six earned runs in the top of the
last inning to become national champions was pure joy! I predicted this of
course—did I mention that? No matter—the 2002 record of your Meister
Ashton - Our search for a Mary Wollstonecraft
Jutta Mörgenthaler - Congratulations :-)
Final Month, July 2002
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