1990

Conference Announcements, Calls for Papers (76)

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 1, No. 65. Monday, 24 Sep 1990.
 
Date:         Mon, 24 Sep 90 20:37:41 EDT
From:         Ken Steele <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Subject:      Conference Announcements, Calls for Papers
 
 
The following Conference announcements and calls for papers
appear in the September 1990 Newsletter of the Centre for
Reformation and Renaissance Studies at the University of Toronto:
 
 
CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
English Renaissance Prose.  Fourth annual conference.  Purdue
University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, USA.  October 12-13,
1990.
 
Sixteenth Century Studies Conference.  St. Louis, Missouri,
October 25-27, 1990.  Information: Elisabeth Cleason, Dept. of
History, University of San Francisco, California, 94117, USA.
 
Attending to Women in Early Modern England.  Center for
Renaissance and Baroque Studies, University of Maryland, Nov. 8-
10, 1990.  Information: Joan Hartman, Dept. of English, College of
Staten Island/CUNY, 130 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island, New
York, 10301, USA.
 
 
CALLS FOR PAPERS:
 
30 Sept., 1990.  "Sex and Sexuality in the Late Middle Ages and
Renaissance."  To be held at the University of Toronto, 22-23
November 1991.  Scholars are invited to propose papers analyzing
any aspect of sex and sexuality.  Papers from all disciplines and
perspectives are invited and interdisciplinary methodologies are
encouraged.  Two copies of a one page abstract and a brief
curriculum vitae should be sent by Sept. 30, 1990 to Jacqueline
Murray, Dept. of History, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
N9B 3P4.  Tel: (519) 253-4232 ext. 2323.
 
January 15, 1991.  14th International Conference on Elizabethan
Theatre.  To be held at the University of Waterloo, July 22-26,
1991.  Short papers on "Women and the Elizabethan Theatre" are
invited to supplement a programme of invited addresses.  Papers
concerned with Elizabethan and Jacobean drama apart from
Shakespeare are particularly welcome.  Submissions, not exceeding
ten pages, should be sent by Jan. 15 to Lynne Magnusson or Ted
McGee, Dept. of English, University of Waterloo, Waterloo Ontario,
N2L 3G1.  Bitnet: <ALMAGNUS@watdcs>.
 
20 May, 1991.  "Place and Displacement in the Renaissance."  To
be held at the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies,
State University of New York at Binghamton, October 18-19, 1991.
Abstracts or completed papers (the latter given preference) to be
submitted by May 20 to Prof. Alvin Vos, CEMERS, State University
of New York, Binghamton, New York, 13902.
 
International Society for the History of Rhetoric.  Meeting to be
held in Baltimore/Washington, Sept. 25-29, 1991.  For information
and abstract form write Prof. N. Struever, Humanities Center, The
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218, USA.
 
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Query: Course Materials (30)

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 1, No. 64. Monday, 24 Sep 1990.
 
Date:         Mon, 24 Sep 90 07:27:00 EDT
From:         Ken Steele <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Subject:      Course Outlines, Reading Lists
 
 
A SHAKSPERean has privately suggested that this conference might be an
ideal medium for a "teaching exchange" on Shakespeare.  I would like to
invite members to submit course outlines, introductory handouts, or
reading lists, whether for high school, undergraduate, or graduate
level courses, to the group for distribution or archival on the
Fileserver.  Any other suggestions, as well as any other bibliographies,
are also welcome.
 
Members should be able to "upload" ASCII files to their mainframe
accounts via a file transfer protocol such as "Kermit" -- I am not
asking anyone to re-type a complete file.  For more information,
please contact your computing centre staff or (as a last resort) myself.
 
I also look forward to continued discussion of the anthology issue --
(I'm just suggesting a parallel discussion, not a replacement.)
 
                                               Ken Steele
                                               University of Toronto

Anthologies (22)

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 1, No. 62. Saturday, 22 Sep 1990.
 
Date:     Sat, 22 Sep 90 17:38 EST
From:     <WRIGHTS@CUA>
Subject:  Anthologies
 
     In his query about using paperback editions of Shakespeare, Hardy
M. Cook mentions the "theoretical and political implications" of using
an anthology.  I'd be interested to learn more about exactly what those
implications might be.  I assume that he means something besides the
tacit assumptions and biases of the editor(s), since these would
be evident in separate paperback editions as well.  Does the
anthology format itself raise certain problems for readers and
teachers?
 
     Steve Wright
     WRIGHTS@CUAVAX

Collected Works, Oxford Shakespeare (96)

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 1, No. 63. Monday, 24 Sep 1990.
 
 
(1)   Date:     Sun, 23 Sep 90 20:28 EST                     (40 lines)
      From:     <DORENKAMP@HLYCROSS>
      Subject:  collected vs paperbacks
 
(2)   Date:         Mon, 24 Sep 90 07:39:46 EDT              (38 lines)
      From:         Ken Steele <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
      Subject:      The Oxford Complete Works
 
(1) --------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:     Sun, 23 Sep 90 20:28 EST
From:     <DORENKAMP@HLYCROSS>
Subject:  collected vs paperbacks
 
The choice of the collected Shakespeare or individual
paperbacks is one that has long been a problem.  I have in
the past used selected paperbacks either the Pelican or
Arden but lately have used only the Riverside.  It's
cumbersome and at times I am tempted to cut it up into
smaller parts--tragedies, comedies, etc., but find that not
really helpful.
 
The advantage of a collected works, of course, is the fact
that you have available for you in class a ready means to
illustrate not just by reference but by actually turning to
a passage or passages for comparison.  For example, it is
more effective, I think, to illustrate Shakespeare's
self-referential in jokes by seeing the passages on the page
and not just referring to them.  Thus the bishop of
Ely's strawberries in RIII are given yet another dimension
when another Ely selects strawberries as a vehicle for his
metaphor in Henry V.  The sonnets and poems are handy also in
relation to the plays.
 
I typically do 9 or 10 plays in an undergraduate course for
majors.  I believe that an English major should have a
complete Shakespeare and even though we will cover only
approximately one third of the plays, the volume will
become a permanent part of their libraries.  (I know, I know.
I'm being naive.  I, too, have seen them lined up at the end
of the semester to sell their books back to a jobber.)
Whatever the stance of the editor(s), the value of a
consistent, clearly spelled out approach to the textual
problems is worth the disadvantages of a collected works.
 
                                     [John Dorenkamp
                                     College of the Holy Cross
                                     Worcester, Massachusetts]
 
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Date:         Mon, 24 Sep 90 07:39:46 EDT
From:         Ken Steele <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Subject:      The Oxford Complete Works
 
 
I am curious as to the general acceptance of the New Oxford Shakespeare
in college classrooms.  It seems to me that the individual volumes
should be as useful as the New Arden or Cambridge Shakespeares --
up-to-date, fully annotated, carefully edited -- but the Complete Works
have, of course, no annotation (unless one counts the glossary) and
no textual information (unless one also lugs around the hefty and pricey
Textual Companion, which is the definitive source).
 
It seems clear that Oxford's primary target with the Collected Works
(Old-Spelling and Modern-Spelling) and the Textual Companion was the
Shakespeare scholar, not the student.  I'm not sure Oxford realized this
at the time -- but apparently negotiations are now being made with
Norton in the United States to publish an Oxford Shakespeare with
annotation at the foot of each page, presumably in a smaller format to
be more convenient as a student edition.  (Oxford's own smaller-format
Collected Works has been available for some time, but does not differ
textually from the larger, heavier volume -- the largest and most
awkward text of Shakespeare I've ever carried around campus!)
 
Does anyone out there use the Oxford Collected Works, in modern or old-
spelling?  The individual Oxford editions, as they become available?
The electronic version?  Does anyone suggest these texts to their
students, or are these considered purely research materials, like the
Textual Companion?  Is the preferred collected works the Alexander
text or the Riverside?
 
And was Hardy Cook thinking of political implications beyond the
expense imposed on students by an instructor's choice of Collected
Works?  The monumentality of a collected volume in terms of the
reformulation of the canon?  The editorial implications of one
approach or the other?
 
                                                 Ken Steele
                                                 University of Toronto

Collected Works vs Paperback Editions (28)

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 1, No. 61. Saturday, 22 Sep 1990.
 
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 90 10:06 EDT
From: "Hardy M. Cook" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Subject: Anthology Versus Paperbacks
 
 
I teach Shakespeare to undergraduate English majors.  In past
years, I have required my students to purchase a one-volume
anthology: either Bevington's *Complete Works* or Evans'
*Riverside*.  In the spring, I'm planning to use paperback
editions of individual plays for the first time.  I would
appreciate any comments on the merits of an anthology versus
paperback editions.  I am very aware of the theoretical and
political implications of using an anthology, but I would still
like to hear what others think on the matter.
 
          Hardy M. Cook
          Bowie State University
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