Academic journal article Explorations in Renaissance Culture

Special Cluster of Essays: Revisiting John Shawcross's Intentionality and the New Traditionalism: Some Liminal Means to Literary Revisionism

Academic journal article Explorations in Renaissance Culture

Special Cluster of Essays: Revisiting John Shawcross's Intentionality and the New Traditionalism: Some Liminal Means to Literary Revisionism

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Introduction

In 2004 a scholarly conspiracy was successfully pulled off, the subject of the conspiracy not becoming fully aware of his entrapment until it was too late. Led especially by George Klawitter of St. Edward's University in Austin and Raymond-Jean Frontain of the University of Central Arkansas, several scholars with longstanding appreciation of and indebtedness to the work of John Shawcross organized a session at the annual meeting of the South-Central Renaissance Conference on "Revisiting John Shawcross's Intentionality and the New Traditionalism: Some Liminal Means to Literary Revisionism (1991)." To be sure, Shawcross was aware of the session and was in attendance, but only after the conclusion of all of the presentations did it become obvious that this was intended as a full bore tribute to a scholar whose work has enriched us all. The presenters at that session were James Baumlin of Southwest Missouri State University, Kate Frost of the University of Texas at Austin, Raymond-Jean Frontain, and me. The essays of each of these individuals, revised and expanded as appropriate, are represented in what follows, creating a collection of essays that we have come to call the "Shawcross Cluster." To these four, we have added two essays: one by Professor Shawcross himself and one by Frances Malpezzi of Arkansas State University. Each of the essays that are part of the "cluster" focuses on a different subject, yet each reveals the value and influence of the perspectives on authorial presence, the construction of texts, and the act of reading that Shawcross offers in Intentionality and the New Traditionalism. …

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