The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1637 Monday, 27 September 1999.
From: Hardy Cook <
Date: Monday, September 27, 1999
Subject: SHAKSPER Editorial Advisory Board
The response to my proposal to establish a SHAKSPER Editorial Advisory
Board has been unanimously positive. Today, I will be writing to twelve
of those who volunteered to serve on this Board, requesting brief
biographies that will be included in the formal announcement. Regarding
these twelve, I tried to select people who represent the great variety
of the SHAKSPER membership.
Once, more the role of this group will be to read the essays submitted
for inclusion on the SHAKSPER fileserver and make recommendations. I am
*not* trying to establish another peer-reviewed electronic journal, but
I do want some measure of quality control over essays that will
represent SHAKSPER in the filesever archives. This archive of essays is
for the enjoyment of the membership and any who visit the SHAKSPER web
site. Submissions need not be currently in a publishable state. I will
be asking the Editorial Board to consider if submissions reflect
standards of academically responsible discourse and might be of interest
to any segment of the SHAKSPER community. I am sure that there will be
disagreement among member of the Board, who will be serving in an
advisory capacity, so all final decisions will, as always, remain with
me. As I mentioned in my announcement, I am looking for pre-prints,
re-prints, post-prints, conference papers, drafts, or works in progress.
The benefit will be that wide spectrum of SHAKSPEReans can submit their
work for the reading pleasure and responses of others. Another benefit
will be that members can make available SAA conference papers to
auditors and interested members. All copyright is presumed to reside
solely with the author and will remain there.
In fact, while I am at it, if anyone has an essay to submit, please do
There will be more from me later.
PS: Remember that to plug the security hole I cannot respond from my
account to anyone. Please recognize that my not
responding with the frequency I may have in the past is nothing
personal, only a by-product of operating a secure computer environment