The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0247 Tuesday, 24 March 1998.
Date: Tuesday, March 24, 1998
Subject: Announcing ArdenNet
I would like to encourage all SHAKSPEReans to register for ArdenNet
<http://www.ardenshakespeare.com/ardennet> while it is still free.
ArdenNet proclaims itself "THE CRITICAL RESOURCE FOR SHAKESPEARE
STUDIES." It "offers a carefully selected range of up-to-date resources
from eminent Shakespeareans and an unprecedented opportunity to
participate in online debate."
The site is structured as follows: Professional ("This section provides
those involved in Shakespeare studies with the everyday information they
need in their work."); Internet ("This section groups together those
essays and resources in ArdenNet which relate to the wider Internet."
This section also reviews "sites useful for Shakespeare research on the
Internet."); Scholarship ("The Scholarship section is the heart of
ArdenNet - and you are invited to participate. Its purpose is to exploit
the potential of the World Wide Web by providing a space for shorter
pieces, "work in progress" towards academic papers, articles or books,
or for discussion papers, ideas and thoughts which are either too short
or inappropriate for publication via the currently available
channels."); News ("The News and Reviews section is where to come for
listings and comment about Shakespeare books, multimedia and
performances (on both stage and screen).); Teaching ("This area of
ArdenNet is devoted to the discussion of teaching Shakespeare - from
high school to postgraduate level."); and Discussion ("Join the
debates... ArdenNet invites you to join the community's discussions of
the issues raised by our resources.")
SHAKSPEReans might be interested to know that in the Internet section
SHAKSPER is described as follows:
"The electronic mailing list SHAKSPER includes many eminent scholars as
its members, but unfortunately also has many high school and
undergraduate students and amateurs. It has suffered increasing
trivialisation as Internet access has spread beyond academia. An
unmoderated Shakespeare Usenet newsgroup exists but its discussions
rarely rise above high school level."
Let me also remind members that the Discussion area invites "discussions
of the issues raised by our resources."