Generic chaos

Hunter, Lynne R CIV SPAWARSYSCEN-PACIFIC, 71700 lynne.hunter at NAVY.MIL
Wed Oct 26 17:47:23 UTC 2011

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On Oct 26, 2011, at 12:56 PM, Charles C Doyle wrote:

> I'm busy reading essays from two undergraduate literature classes.  So
far, two of the Shakespeareans have referred to _The Tempest_ as a
novel.  Less predictably, two of the Spenserians have referred to _The
Faerie Queene_ as a play.
> --Charlie
Just a matter of time before the Richardsonians refer to _Pamela_ as an
epic poem.



Or perhaps _Shamela_ as a morality play?

(No doubt this post will fly off to Joel Berson once again, instead of
the ADS-List.)

Lynne Hunter

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