4.0321 E-List on Shakespeare Announced (1/46)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 25 Jul 90 17:51:06 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0321. Wednesday, 25 Jul 1990.

Date: Tue, 24 Jul 90 19:39:27 EDT
From: Ken Steele <KSTEELE@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: New List: SHAKSPER


. o O o .

This is to announce a new international electronic conference for
Shakespearean researchers, instructors, graduate students, and those who
share their academic interests and concerns. Like more conventional
annual meetings and conferences, SHAKSPER offers announcements and
bulletins, scholarly papers, and the formal exchange of ideas -- but
SHAKSPER also offers the same opportunities for spontaneous informal
discussion, eavesdropping, peer review, and a fresh sense of worldwide
scholarly community. Furthermore, all the benefits of such a conference
can be yours without any travel or charge, beyond whatever you or your
institution may have to pay for electronic mail itself.

Relevant newsletters and announcements are distributed electronically to
all members of SHAKSPER, as are calls for papers, employment
announcements, and notes or queries from any member. Members are
encouraged to submit short reviews of scholarly books, news about
videotape and film resources, theatre reports, and even draft articles
for comment from other members. Lengthier electronic texts such as
Shakespearean conference papers, articles, or theses submitted by
SHAKSPER members will be made available for on-line retrieval on an
individual basis. Other forms of electronic information may also become
available, such as sample journals, publishers' catalogues, and
bibliographical resources.

SHAKSPER is a ListServ "list" based at the University of Toronto, Canada
<SHAKSPER@utoronto>. The list editor is Ken Steele, <KSTEELE@utorepas>
or <KSTEELE@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>, who normally publishes contributions
unaltered, though grouped according to topic for readers' convenience:
some possible categories could include Gender Studies, New Historicism,
Computer Applications, Textual Studies, Rhetoric, Translation, Perform-
ance, Playhouses, and Film -- but these suggestions are in no way
intended to shape or inhibit the natural evolution of discussion.

Any Shakespearean interested in becoming a SHAKSPERean is invited to
apply for membership by issuing the following command:


(where "Jane Doe" is replaced with your full name, as you wish to be
known). You will then receive more detailed instructions for becoming a
registered member of the electronic colloquium devoted to Shakespearean