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Better than the original
Second Bateman Lecture
30 March 2016
Peter Robinson
peter.robinson@usask.ca
Geoffrey Chaucer
2016
Geoffrey Chaucer
1395
armee or ariuee
“…truth, whose mother is history, rival of time,
depository of deeds, witness of the past, exemplar
and adviser to the pre...
• ..I was immediately impressed that here was a poet of
tremendous power, working through a disciplined and
restrained kin...
Harris to Ethel Malley
Your brother was one of the most remarkable
and important poetic figures of this country. It
may be...
Obscenity, Blasphemy, Sedition
James McAuley, 1917-1976 Harold Stewart, 1916-1995
F W Bateson, 1961
If the Mona Lisa is in the Louvre where
are Hamlet and Lycidas?
David Parker
Author, “The Living Text of the Gospels”
John Sentamu
Archbishop of York, 2005-
Monsignor Pier Francesco Fumagalli
Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan
John Donne.
St Paul’s Cathedral
29 January 1625
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As scholars, as readers, as consumers of art, music and every kind of culture, we crave the original: the text as it left the author’s hand, the music as it was first performed, the painting in its unrestored state. But we live in the great age of reproduction — and not just reproduction, but remediation, alteration, improvement. The digital turn has poured fuel upon this bonfire of meanings, as we copy, distort, and mash-up at will. What then of authenticity? If we can no longer use the original as the touchstone, to what should we anchor our
perceptions?
This talk (given in March 2016, as the second Bateman lecture) explores these issues by way of Umberto Eco, Borges, the Greek New Testament, the US constitution, the Mona Lisa and -- most of all -- the life and works of Ern Malley.

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  1. 1. Better than the original Second Bateman Lecture 30 March 2016 Peter Robinson peter.robinson@usask.ca
  2. 2. Geoffrey Chaucer 2016 Geoffrey Chaucer 1395
  3. 3. armee or ariuee
  4. 4. “…truth, whose mother is history, rival of time, depository of deeds, witness of the past, exemplar and adviser to the present, and the future’s counsellor” Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, 1605 “…truth, whose mother is history, rival of time, depository of deeds, witness of the past, exemplar and adviser to the present, and the future’s counsellor” Don Quixote by Pierre Menard, c. 1920
  5. 5. • ..I was immediately impressed that here was a poet of tremendous power, working through a disciplined and restrained kind of statement into the deepest wells of human experience. A poet, moreover, with cool, strong, sinuous feeling for language Max Harris’s first impressions of Ern Malley a poet of tremendous energy, death-obsessed, sex-obsessed, neurotic, mannered, expressionist, surrealist, modernist, a phrase-maker with no fear of obscurity, and able to manoevre a poem in several directions at once, as if he were taking dictation at a conference of muses. He careered out of control and then, with no warning, managed to do things only real poets can
  6. 6. Harris to Ethel Malley Your brother was one of the most remarkable and important poetic figures of this country. It may be rather hard for you to realize that Ern was, in my opinion a great man, and in the opinion of many people a major poet.
  7. 7. Obscenity, Blasphemy, Sedition
  8. 8. James McAuley, 1917-1976 Harold Stewart, 1916-1995
  9. 9. F W Bateson, 1961 If the Mona Lisa is in the Louvre where are Hamlet and Lycidas?
  10. 10. David Parker Author, “The Living Text of the Gospels” John Sentamu Archbishop of York, 2005-
  11. 11. Monsignor Pier Francesco Fumagalli Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan
  12. 12. John Donne. St Paul’s Cathedral 29 January 1625

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