The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.549 Monday, 7 December 2015
Date: December 4, 2015 at 6:36:37 PM EST
Subject: New Shakespeare Newsletter Feature
The Shakespeare Newsletter will celebrate its 65th anniversary of publication in 2016, and also in 2016 it will celebrate the second anniversary of SNL’s new online presence, “In the Glassy Margents,” a blog designed to offer Shakespeareans reviews of new plays and films, recently-published books, etc. The blog will serve as a supplement to the print journal, which has just adopted a publication schedule of two 60-page issues per year.
SNL editor Thomas J. Moretti offers some background: “Our purpose “in the glassy margents” is to plot new terrain for reports, reviews, scholarship, and reflections on topics not readily covered by or accessible within well established news websites. The editorial board will ensure that each contribution demonstrates knowledge of early modern literature, culture, and/or contemporary performance. Whenever seminal books and performances are covered, reviewers will themselves hail from somewhere along the margins when possible: new scholars, retired professors, unaffiliated enthusiasts, Ph.D. candidates, and adjunct scholars.” Which is not to preclude contributions from established scholars!
The best way to get the flavor of the new SNL initiative is to access the site, at www.glassymargents.com When you open the blog, be sure to go to the ABOUT tab and find out where the phrase “In the Glassy Margents” comes from.