New & Forthcoming Books

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 43. Friday, 28 Feb 1992.
Date: 		Thu, 27 Feb 1992 06:14:00 -0500
From: 		Peter Scott/U of Saskatchewan Library <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Subject: 	New/forthcoming books
 SHAKESPEARE AND FEMINIST CRITICISM : an annotated bibliography and
    commentary / Philip C. Kolin. -- New York : Garland, 1992. --
    (Garland reference library of the humanities ; vol. 1345) ISBN
    0-8240-7386-X (alk. paper)
 KING HENRY V / edited by Andrew Gurr. -- Cambridge [England] ; New
    York : Cambridge University Press, 1992. -- (The New Cambridge
    Shakespeare) ISBN 0-521-22154-4 (hardback) ISBN 0-521-29369-3
 THE LIFE OF OUR DESIGN : organization and related strategies in
    Troilus and Cressida / Vernon P. Loggins. -- Lanham, Md. :
    University Press of America, c1992. ISBN 0-8191-8510-8
 THE GENDER OF ROSALIND : interpretations : Shakespeare, Buchner,
    Gautier / Jan Kott ; translated by Jadwiga Kosicka and Mark
    Rosenzweig. -- Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press,
    1992. ISBN 0-8101-1013-X
 WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE : the comedies / Roland R. Macdonald. -- New
    York : Twayne Publishers ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ;
    New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1992. -- (Twayne's
    English authors series ; TEAS 489) ISBN 0-8057-7010-0 : $24.95
 SHAKESPEARE IN THE CLASSROOM : what's the matter / Susan Leach. --
    Milton Keynes ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, 1992. --
    (English, language, and education series) ISBN 0-335-09674-3 :
    10.99 ($24.95 U.S.)
 METAMORPHOSIS IN SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS : a pageant of heroes, gods,
    maids, and monsters / Elizabeth Truax. -- Lewiston [N.Y.] : Edwin
    Mellen Press, 1992. ISBN 0-7734-9434-0
 DOCTOR FAUSTUS / by Christopher Marlowe ; adapted by Guy Williams ;
    foreword by William-Alan Landes. -- Studio City, CA : Players
    Press, 1992. -- (A Players Press classicscript) ISBN
    0-88734-419-4 : $6.00
 BRIDGE LITERATURE : from Shakespeare to Orwell / Nick Smith. 1st ed.
    -- New York, NY : Maxwell Macmillan, 1992. ISBN 1-85744-503-1 :

Q: Beckett & Shakespeare's "Gentle Peace"?

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 42. Friday, 28 Feb 1992.
Date: 		Tue, 25 Feb 1992 22:41:45 -0500
From: 		Steve Urkowitz <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Subject:      	Beckett's Shakespeare
  A colleague at City College passed me this query, and I'm offering it out to
you all -- In a Beckett story, a long sentence has:  " . . . his right hand,
innocent of any more mercantile commodity than that 'gentle peace' recommended
by the immortal Shakespeare.""  What is the allusion? -- Nothing came promptly
to mind, and my hardcopy concordance has a full page of "peace" that I can't
skim through.  Thanks for your help.
                             Steve Urkowitz

Introducing SHAKSPER's New Co-Editor

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 40. Friday, 21 Feb 1992.
From:		Ken Steele <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:		Friday February 21, 1992
Subject:	Introducing SHAKSPER's New Co-Editor
Dear Fellow SHAKSPEReans;
SHAKSPER has seen a lot of growth in its first nineteen months: in
July 1990, we had a dozen members and a handful of files on the
Fileserver; now we have 241 members and 122 files, and we're still
receiving an average of three new member inquiries a day!  Many of you
have probably noticed the increasing lag time between posting a note
to SHAKSPER and seeing it distributed; my time has become increasingly
crowded and the manual editing and formatting of submissions has had
to be squeezed in between inquiries, publicity, preparation of files,
and handling the many addressing errors the multiple networks
inevitably generate (not to mention "real" work!).  In the past few months
this situation has become acutely uncomfortable, prompting a private
plea for assistance and, thankfully, a willing volunteer.
This is all prologue to my happy task of introducing you to the new
Co-Editor of SHAKSPER, Hardy M. Cook.  Hardy is Associate Professor of
English at Bowie State University in Maryland, where he has taught for the
past fifteen years.  He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland at
College Park, where his dissertation, "Reading Shakespeare on Television,"
was directed by Maynard Mack, Jr.  He has published articles on Shakespeare
and on adapting Shakespeare to the television medium.  He is a member
of the Modern Language Association, South Atlantic Modern Language
Association, Shakespeare Association of America, International Shakespeare
Association, National Council of Teachers of English, Malone Society,
English Renaissance Text Society, and is a reader at the Folger Shakespeare
Library.  Hardy was recently appointed contributing editor of *The
Shakespeare Newsletter*.  With federal grant money, he has established a
state-of-the-art computer-supported writing facility at Bowie State,
and for several months he has been the driving force behind the
SHAKSPER Public Domain Shakespeare project, for which he has already edited
the Sonnets and plans to work with volunteers to scan, edit,
and tag the entire corpus of Shakespeare in its original quarto and folio
Hardy Cook, who can be reached as <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>, will begin
his Co-editorship by taking charge of the SHAKSPER Fileserver.
Numerous file revisions and routine maintenance operations have been
left undone over the past few months, and there are no complete
instruction manuals, so Hardy's work will be cut out for him, and I
trust you won't overwhelm him with complicated requests for help all
at once.  Until the division of labour has become stabilized, feel
free to address editorial queries as you always have; we will forward
appropriate requests as necessary.
I personally welcome Hardy to SHAKSPER with a sense of relief and
eager anticipation, knowing that the conference's on-line resources
will grow at a much greater rate under his eye than they could
with my divided attention.  Hopefully you will also experience the
relief as communications accelerate, discussion flourishes, and a
second editorial presence brings a new perspective to SHAKSPER.
Ken Steele
University of Toronto

History & Macintosh Society

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 41. Friday, 28 Feb 1992.
Date:         	Tue, 25 Feb 1992 19:30:57 PST
From: 		"Joseph T. Coohill" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Subject:      	History and Macintosh Society
	[Ed. Note: Just passing along this interesting tidbit from
	REED-L.  -- k.s.]
Academics in the Humanities and Social Sciences who use Macintosh
computers should take note of the History and Macintosh Society (HMS).
"History" is very broadly defined, and HMS welcomes Art Historians,
Literary Scholars, Philosophers, Political Scientists, etc.  Graduate and
postgraduate students are especially invited to join.
*HMS is a non-profit, Apple-Registered user group focused on history,
historians, and other academics.
*HMS is an international users group.  Since the vast majority of members
are "members by mail," we are able to offer our services to everyone in
the academic world.
*HMS sends a newsletter and shareware disk with each quarterly mailing.
The shareware included in HMS installments focuses on teaching and
research programs, but does not ignore those applications which will
benefit members in their personal lives.
*HMS aims to provide no-nonsense advice to members of all skill levels.
Increasingly, _MacWorld_ and _MacUser_ have become too interested in
high-end graphics and such, often leaving the common user behind.  HMS,
therefore, provides a forum for low- and middle-level users who want
to know about the major concerns of academics - word processing, note
compilation, and databases.  For advanced users, we will discuss HyperCard
scripting, database creation and management (for research purposes),
teaching programs, and desktop publishing for historical and academic
publications.  But the main commitment will be to provide advice and
training to middle-level users who do not have time to digest _MacWorld_
and _MacUser_.
*HMS will offer methodological advice and commentary on the place of
computers in the historical profession - everything from quantification
theory to using computers in the classroom.
Perhaps best of all, HMS is committed to historians and academics.  If you
are interested in a piece of software that isn't for the Mac, HMS may be
able to obtain a Mac version or acceptable substitute.  Currently,
we are working to create a Mac program that would compete with
_History Database_, advertised in _Perspectives_ from the American
Historical Association (Sept. 1991).  This sort of service is near the core of
our objective.
Members are encouraged to share shareware with HMS, write critical
articles for the quarterly newsletter, and participate in local meetings.  We
also encourage members to form their own HMS subgroups in their areas.
Historians from the same college or university are encouraged to join
together, or make the entire department a member and share the disks
and newsletters among themselves.  This is a user group.  We
are interested in helping our members and sharing information, not
making money.  The dues are used only to purchase software, pay for
history software development, update HMS hardware, produce the
Newsletter and shareware disk, and pay for postage.
The HMS Newsletter/shareware package is not available on-line.  Dues are:
$15 per year; $35 lifetime.  US funds only, please.  Foreign members pay
no extra for air mail.  If you would like to join, please send your dues and
a letter outlining your academic interests, current research and teaching,
and Macintosh needs and concerns to:
The History and Macintosh Society
734 Elkus Walk #201
Goleta, CA
93117-4151  USA
Highlights from the HMS Newsletter vol. 1, nos. 1 & 2, and vol. 2, no. 1:
Welcome to HMS
Commentary:"Macademia" or "Nuts Like Us"
System 7
Do You Need System 7 Right Now?
History Databases
Commentary: "Mac Luddite"
HMS Library
Shareware News and Reviews
Word Processors: An Embarrassment of Riches?
Libraries, Archives, and Portable Macs
Review of Knowledge Index
Call for Reviewers - History Teaching Programs
Styles and Style Sheets in MicroSoft Word 3.01, 4.0, & 5.0
Medieval and Early Modern Data Bank
HMS Historical Research Database
We hope that the group will continue to grow and that we can all profit
from sharing advice and assistance.
The History and Macintosh Society

R: Collate Software

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 39. Monday, 17 Feb 1992.
Date: 		Sun, 16 Feb 1992 14:52:56 -0500
From: 		Daniel Brink <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Subject: 3.0036  Collate Software Description
Comment:      	Re: SHK 3.0036  Collate Software Description
We will see this program at Oxford.  TACT was introduced two
years ago at Toronto, and is free.  the BYU concordance package
is excellent.  Collate should be pretty good.
Daniel Brink, Associate Dean for Technology Integration
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1701
602/965-1441 fax -1093  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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