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International Undergraduate Shakespeare Journal
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1466  Wednesday, 29 May 2002

From:           Thomas Larque <
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Date:           Wednesday, 29 May 2002 11:08:51 +0100
Subject:        International Undergraduate Shakespeare Journal

I am currently considering the possibility of starting up an online
International Undergraduate Shakespeare Journal, in order to encourage
and disseminate undergraduate writing on Shakespeare and related topics.

I am at the very early stages of considering and planning this project,
and would be very interested to hear advice and suggestions from fellow
SHAKSPEReans.  Would you / your students be interested in such a
publication (whether writing for it or reading it)?  Are there any
features that you would particularly want to see in such a publication
in order to make it valuable to you / your students?

I would be particularly interested to hear from my fellow
undergraduates, those who teach undergraduates, and anybody with
experience of publishing a journal (whether in print or online) who
might be able to give me the benefit of their experience.

Clearly quality control will be a major element in establishing a useful
Journal.  I would ideally like to find a way of making publication in
the Journal something which a student can proudly list on their CV.  I
have not yet decided whether the best way to do this might be to
instigate some sort of "refereed journal" system for the vetting of
articles / essays, or whether - this being the case - the referees
should be other undergraduates, graduate students, or qualified
Shakespeareans.  Does anybody have any ideas or suggestions about this?

If anybody would like to get involved in this project, or would be
willing to offer advice and support as the idea develops, then I would
be very grateful if they would contact me by personal E-Mail.  More
general advice could, as long as Hardy does not object, be sent to the
list for consideration and discussion by the group.

Thomas Larque.

"Shakespeare and His Critics"
http://shakespearean.org.uk

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