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Re: SHAKSPER: Who Are We?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1960  Tuesday, 24 October 2000.

From:           Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:           Tuesday, October 24, 2000
Subject: 11.1954 SHAKSPER: Who Are We?
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1954 SHAKSPER: Who Are We?

Dear SHAKSPEReans,

Thanks to all who responded to my "Who we are" query. As a consequence,
the introductory paragraph of the SHAKSPER announcement now reads:

SHAKSPER is the international electronic conference for Shakespearean
researchers, instructors, students, and those who share their academic
interests and concerns. It currently includes approximately 1400
SHAKSPEReans, from Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium,
Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland,
Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New
Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania,
Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland,
Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom,
and the United States.

Many will notice that we now have members from 49 countries.

I would really like to make that 50, so I am attaching a complete copy
of the SHAKSPER notice that you may share with anyone you think might be
interested in joining our list.

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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 approximately 1400
SHAKSPEReans, from Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium,
Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland,
Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New
Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania,
Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland,
Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom,
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. The Editor normally publishes
contributions to SHAKSPER lightly edited and grouped according to topic
for readers' convenience.  Contributions that are clearly irresponsible,
offensive, or apart from SHAKSPER's purpose will be returned unpublished
as will submissions concerning the so-called "Authorship Question."

Technically, SHAKSPER is a LISTSERV "list" running under UNIX on an Sun
work station (a Sparc 4, running Solaris 7.0) 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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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 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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Thanks again for all your support.

While I have the chance, I should point out that my ability to edit the
digests will be somewhat restricted in the next few weeks, so the
digests will probably not be arriving as regularly as you are
accustomed. My institution has not uncharacteristically asked me for the
umpteenth time to do the work of at least two full-time people as I
prepare our Reaccredidation Self-Study Report and serve as my
department's chair. My response is that I am extremely tempted to become
an independent scholar, realizing that I would have to forgo that fancy
sports car I have my eye on. Another demand has been that for the past
few weeks, I have been spending many hours a day traveling back and
froth to Baltimore to spend time with my father.

I am hoping that all of these demands on my time will soon be diminished
so that I can spend more time on SHAKSPER and my scholarly interests.

Best wishes,
Hardy
 

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