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Internet Shakespeare Proposals
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0397.  Wednesday, 29 May 1996.

From:           Michael Best <
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Date:           Friday, 24 May 1996 11:14:45 -0700
Subject:        Internet Shakespeare Proposals


1. General Information

Proposals for materials to be posted on the site of the Internet Shakespeare
Editions should be submitted by email to the Coordinating Editor, Michael Best,
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All proposals will be considered by the Editorial Board; if approved, the Board
will appoint one or more referees to read the final documents before posting.
Work in progress may be submitted for preliminary reading.

Proposals may be submitted by individuals or by a group of collaborating
scholars. Proposals may be for editions of the plays or poems; they may also be
for the preparation of supporting documents (sources etc.) or for the
development of performance materials. In the case of plays with multiple source
texts, (_Hamlet_, _Lear_ etc.) both conflated and separate single text editions
will be considered.

All correspondence will be carried out by email, and all work in progress and
final submission will be submitted on disk. Contributors should be reasonably
computer literate and should have a basic knowledge of HTML (HyperText Markup
Language), but will not be asked to undertake the final, detailed tagging of

2. The Editions

General information about what the editions will include, their structure, and
the nature of the copyright retained by contributors is available at


Specific guidelines for editors are currently being developed.

3. The format of the proposal

All proposals should include the following:

a. A brief curriculum vitae of the contributor(s)
b. A statement of the contributors' general views on editorial
c. A statement of the main editorial challenges involved in
   working with the specific text
d. A statement of the way an electronic edition of the play
   might differ from a conventionally printed text
e. A summary of the kinds of supporting materials that might
   be linked to the edition (sources, historical documents,
   and so on)
f. A "timeline" for the completion of the project. Note that
   the electronic medium allows for incremental publication
   as work is completed.
g. An indication of the expertise of the contributor(s) in the
   use of electronic texts and the Internet.

Michael Best
Department of English, University of Victoria,
Victoria B.C. V8W 3W1, Canada.
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