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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1431  Friday, 11 July 2003

From:           Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:           Friday, July 11, 2003
Subject:        Hiatus

Dear SHAKSPEReans,

In a few weeks, my year-long (what looks like a once in a lifetime)
sabbatical will be at an end. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the time
I have been able to dedicate to reading, to writing, and to preparing my
electronic edition of the *Poems*. However, the year has not been
without its trials that have significantly reduced the amount that I
would have liked to have accomplished. Bad timing that, but indications
are that I am now on the mend and in a month or two I should to be more
my old self.

I do lament the end of this period of scholarly productivity. When the
semester begins, because of a number of factors, I will be facing the
most burdensome teaching schedule I have had in fifteen years with no
relief in sight. I can only hope that I will be able to manage
delivering SHAKSPER digests five days per week, but this hope is
probably overly optimistic.

Even thought I will still, at least for the time being, teach
Shakespeare once a year and a few graduate courses, my preference for
spending the rest of my contracted time is with continuing my scholarly
pursuits rather than teaching freshman writing. So I will be exploring
options to my current situation in the months to come. I have updated my
Vita and posted it on the SHAKSPER website --
http://www.shaksper.net/editor.html. Inquires are welcome.

There will be a hiatus in SHAKSPER until the end of next week. My
daughters and I are using the pretext of my wife's business trip to get
away to Chicago for a few days.

Hardy

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