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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0414.  Thursday, 3 April 1997.

From:           Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:           Thursday, April 3, 1997
Subject:        New on the SHAKSPER Fileserver: SAA1997 SHASKPER

As of today, SHAKSPEReans may retrieve my essay "The Politics of an
Academic Discussion Group" (SAA1997 SHAKSPER) from the SHAKSPER file
server.  This paper was my contribution to "The Politics of the
Electronic Text" seminar of the 1997 SAA conference held in Washington,
D.C. last week.

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This is the abstract I composed before I wrote the paper itself.

As the owner/editor/moderator of SHAKSPER: The Global Electronic
Shakespeare Conference, I am interesting in exploring some issues I have
faced in the past few years in my labors with SHAKSPER and their larger
implications. SHAKSPER is not open to automatic subscription, but I
generally do not turn requests for membership down.  SHAKSPER is
moderated, but there are only a few topics that I have ruled off limits.
SHAKSPER digests are formatted and lightly edited, but I often wonder if
there are limits I should put on myself - in other words, is any editing
an intrusion on the medium itself.  These and other issues are all
related to the larger issue I wish to explore: what academic currency
does a listserv such as SHAKSPER have - what place do the conversations
in an informal medium like a listserv have in the greater academic
world?

In the paper, I use the responses of the approximately 50 SHAKSPEReans
who answered the questions I posed in this year's first SHAKSPER digest
to address some of the issues raised in this abstract.
 

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