1992

Q: MSND Subplots

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 350. Thursday, 3 December 1992.
 
From:           Gary Davis <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 2 Dec 1992 22:14:41 -0400 (AST)
Subject:        Re: Midsummer's Night's Dream's Subplots
 
My son Nathan understands the interactions between the four main subplots
of the play, but is having difficulty understanding how they combine to
constitute the plot of the play as a whole.  Can anyone help?

R: English Renaissance Literature Course

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 349. Wednesday, 2 December 1992.
 
From:           Jay Funston <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 02 Dec 1992 15:19:53 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Re: English Renaissance Literature Course Outlines
 
The very large and useful *The Renaissance in England* anthology of
Hyder Rollins and Herschel Baker (eds.) has apparently come back into
print recently (D.C. Heath, 1954), probably because the publishers
noticed that not much else was available.  It's plenty for a non-
dramatic Renaissance course, especially if supplemented by a few
complete works and a good library reserve collection, though at first
it appears quite fragmentary.  I usually assign reports on major
pieces that interest me (and conceivably a few students) as well as
works that run counter to those included.  Sorry, but I don't have a
syllabus handy, and probably wouldn't know how to send it electronically
if I did.  Hope this helps.
                                Jay Funston

R: Computer Programs (Software for Analysis)

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 347. Wednesday, 2 December 1992.
 
From:           Ian Lancashire <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 1 Dec 1992 18:04:05 -0500
Subject:        Software for analysis
 
TACT 1.2B (1991) for MS-DOS is available without charge for FTP
transfer to your account from epas.utoronto.ca.  TACT does interactive
concordances, indexes, distribution graphs, frequency lists, collocate
tables, fixed phrase lists, etc.
 
Generally (details may vary from site to site), you start FTP to this
site by typing
 
        ftp epas.utoronto.ca
 
and then move into the pub/cch/tact/dist1.2B subdirectory.  Do a
directory (type `dir') and you will see the files.  To have them
returned to your account, type
 
        get <filename>
 
and be sure to set `binary' as the transfer mode (I think this is
the default).
 
You can just get a description of TACT by retrieving `whatis.tact'.
A listserv exists to answer questions about using the program.
 
We are working closely with MLA now to publish the documentation of a new
version, 2.0 (yet to be released), and hope that this will happen in
the coming year.
 
 
Ian Lancashire
Dept. of English, New College
Director, Centre for Computing in the Humanities
Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, Ont. M5S 1A1, CANADA
Voice: (416) 978-8279; FAX: (416) 978-6519
E-mail: ian @ epas.utoronto.ca

NEACH: Anita Lowry

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 348. Wednesday, 2 December 1992.
 
From:           Heyward Ehrlich <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 1 Dec 92 12:58:05 EST
Subject:        NEACH Dec. 15: Anita Lowry
 
                      An Invitation from NEACH:
     The Northeast Association for Computers and the Humanities
 
        Come hear ANITA LOWRY speak on ELECTRONIC TEXTS AND LIBRARIES
on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1992, AT 1:30 P.M. in Room 26A of the IBM
BUILDING, 590 Madison Avenue at 57th Street, NEW YORK CITY. She will
discuss how libraries are creating, collecting, preserving, and providing
access to electronic texts in the humanities at universities such as
Columbia, Virginia, Indiana, Michigan, and Iowa.
 
        Anita Lowry is co-founder and Director of the Electronic Text
Service in the Humanities and History Division of the Columbia University
Libraries, which assists Columbia faculty and students in making use of
 electronic texts and source materials for research, study, and teaching.
She may be reached via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
        All NEACH meetings are free and open to the public.  Ask at the desk
when you enter the IBM Building for a pass to NEACH or Humanities.
 
Heyward Ehrlich, NEACH President (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

R: Computer Programs

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 346. Tuesday, 1 December 1992.
 
From:           Simon Rae <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 1 Dec 1992 10:44:25 +0000
Subject: 3.0343 Q: Computer Programs
Comment:        RE: SHK 3.0343 Q: Computer Programs
 
Balz Engler asks:
 
> Now that we have many of the Shakespeare first editions as machine-readable
> texts, does anybody know of a good program that helps us to compare them in
> the way an editor would do this?  One that produces a list of variants
> automatically, for example? I am sure there are such programs (TUSTEP in
> German among others), but I should like to have the advice of somebody who has
> actually worked with them--if they exist at all . . .
 
 
Not that I've worked with it, or indeed anything like it, but this announcement
that I had squirreled away may fit the bill.
 
 
From:     Germaine Warkentin <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
To:       Multiple recipients of <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
 
>                 ***Collate 1.1 now available***
>
> Version 1.1 of Collate, the program for simultaneous interactive
> collation of up to a hundred texts, is now available. This is the
> first major upgrade of Collate. Version 1.1 implements collation
> of marginalia and glosses, improves handling of non-Latin
> fonts, coheres more closely to the Macintosh operating system
> and adds routines to improve the flexibility and stability of the
> program. Particular attention has been given to refinement of the
> regularisation routines.
>
> Collate 1.1 will run on any Macintosh with more than a
> megabyte of memory and running systems later than 4.1. It is
> "32-bit clean" and will run under System 7.
>
> Collate 1.1 is available from the developer, Dr. Peter Robinson,
> Computers and Manuscripts Project, Oxford University
> Computing Services, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN (Email
> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 0865 273200, fax 273275). A
> charge of 20 UK pounds, or 40 dollars US, is made to cover
> documentation and distribution costs (sterling cheques should be
> drawn on a British bank.)
>
> A demonstration disc of the program is available, free from the same address.
> The demonstration can also be supplied in bin-hexed and compressed form
> (using StuffIt) by Email, on request to either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or
> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
>
> Existing registered users of earlier versions of Collate will all be
> sent 1.1, with supplementary documentation. The Computers and Manuscripts
> project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust, with support from Apple Computer.
 
 
I've had this since 24-APR-1992 so things may have changed.
Cheers
Simon Rae
The Open University, UK.

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