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SHAKSPER Is Back
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0001.  Thursday, 4 January 1996.

From:           Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:           Thursday, January 4, 1996
Subject:        SHAKSPER Is Back: Bowie State Welcomes the Members of SHAKSPER


Dear SHAKSPEReans:

SHAKSPER's move from the University of Toronto to Bowie State is now partially
complete. Needless to say, we discovered more problems than we had expected
before the Christmas break; after that the University was virtually closed
until after New Year's; after that we discovered we had made several mistakes;
and thus the long interruption in service.  However, most appears well now.

As a reminder, the new list address is 
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 , while
LISTSERV is now 
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 .  Please make note of both these
addresses.

The basic procedures remain the same.  Mail your submissions either to the list
address 
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  or directly to me 
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 ,
but please give me a few days to catch up. Remember, SHAKSPER is moderated, so
all submission come to me before I edit them into digests and send them out to
you.

As it turns out, LISTSERV works quite differently on UNIX than it does under
VM.  As a result, I am in the process of completely redoing the Filelist.
This means that many LISTSERV command will not work at the present and
as I just found out some command, such as the DATABASE FUNCTION, will not
work at all.  It's going to take some time for me to work through the
backup of submissions, get the fileserver set up, re-do most of the explanatory
files, learn about UNIX, and somehow get my ISA preparation together.  Please
bear with me.

I would, however, like to express my deepest appreciation to Steve Younker, the
LISTSERV Maintainer at the University of Toronto and to the University of
Toronto for hosting SHAKSPER since its birth in July 1990 and for assisting me
when I took over as SHAKSPER's editor.  Thanks, Steve.

I would also like to thank Jerry Rossignuolo, the System Administrator at
Bowie State University's Computer Science Department.  Jerry undertook the
technical end of the move down here; no small task indeed.  Thanks, Jerry.  He
and I will be maintaining LISTSERV and SHAKSPER at Bowie State, and we have
many plans for placing the past years logs on our gopher server and setting up
a SHAKSPER WWW site.

Here is the new SHAKSPER announcement for you information:

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                               S H A K S P E R:
                The Global Electronic Shakespeare Conference


SHAKSPER is the international electronic conference for Shakespearean
researchers, instructors, students, and those who share their academic
interests and concerns.  It currently includes more than 1100 SHAKSPEReans
(many of whom are prominent in the field), from Australia, Austria, Belgium,
Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain,
Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, The
Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Spain,
Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States.

Like the national and international Shakespeare Association conferences,
SHAKSPER offers announcements and bulletins, scholarly papers, and the formal
exchange of ideas -- but SHAKSPER also offers on-going opportunities for
spontaneous informal discussion, eavesdropping, peer review, and a sense of
worldwide scholarly community.  In addition, the SHAKSPER Fileserver offers
conference papers and abstracts, an International Directory of Shakespeare
Institutes, biographies of conference members, and a variety of announcements,
texts, and bibliographies.

The daily SHAKSPER digests are organized by subject for the reader's
convenience.  SHAKSPER digests include conference announcements, member notes
and queries, book and theatre reviews, textual debate, discussion of lecture
strategies, and much more.

Technically, SHAKSPER is a LISTSERV "list" running under UNIX on an Sun work
station (a Sparc 4, running Solaris 2.5) at Bowie State University in Bowie,
Maryland.  The list editor, Hardy M. Cook, is a Professor of English at Bowie
State University and can be contacted at <
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<
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No academic qualifications are required for membership in SHAKSPER, and anyone
interested in English Literature, the Renaissance, or Drama is welcome to join
us.  Write to the editor -- 
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  -- or send a one-line
e-mail message, reading "SUB SHAKSPER firstname lastname" to

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 , and you will receive detailed information with
further instructions for becoming a SHAKSPERean.

[SHAKSPER is edited/moderated and is not open to automatic subscription.]
 

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