The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1521 Friday, 13 August 2004
From: Hardy M. Cook <
Date: Friday, August 13, 2004
Subject: Instructions for Enrolling a Class
A recent inquiry made me realize that it would be useful if I posted
instructions for those instructors who want to have students in their
classes subscribe to SHAKSPER for a semester-term-quarter.
Rather than have all students individually submit biographies and be
added to the list separately, I have come up with the following
procedure for enrolling one's students for a limited time.
1. At the beginning of the term, instructors should send me a list of
their students full names and e-mail addresses. I will add everyone in
the class to the list.
2. At the end of the term, instructors should RE-SEND me the list of the
names of their students and e-mail addresses. I will delete everyone in
the class from the list.
3. Students who would like to continue as members of SHAKSPER can send
me a brief biography, as explained in the message below, and I will add
them back to the membership list.
How to Subscribe to SHAKSPER
Dear Potential SHAKSPERean,
Thank you for your interest in SHAKSPER, the international electronic
conference for Shakespearean researchers, instructors, students, and any
others who share their academic interests and concerns. SHAKSPER offers
announcements and bulletins, and the formal exchange of ideas-but
SHAKSPER also provides occasions for spontaneous informal discussion,
eavesdropping, peer review, and a sense of belonging to a worldwide
Relevant formal newsletters and announcements are distributed
electronically to all members of SHAKSPER, as are calls for papers,
employment announcements, and notes or queries from any member. Members
are encouraged to submit short reviews of scholarly books, news about
videotape and film resources, theatre reports, and even draft articles
for comment from other members.
Lengthier electronic texts such as scholarly papers submitted by
SHAKSPER members are available for on-line retrieval on an individual
basis from the fileserver or from the SHAKSPER website
<http://www.shaksper.net/>. Other forms of electronic information
available on the fileserver and web site include A Selected Guide to
Shakespeare on the Internet, an international directory of Shakespearean
institutions, organizations, libraries, and journals; a bibliography of
poems, novels, plays, and films inspired by Shakespeare and his works,
and much more.
Technically, SHAKSPER is a LISTSERV "list" running under UNIX on a Sun
work station (a Sparc 10, running Solaris 8.0). Hardy M. Cook, the list
editor, can be reached at <
>. The Editor publishes
contributions to SHAKSPER grouped according to topic for readers'
convenience. Possible discussion areas could include but are not limited
to literary, critical, textual, theoretical, and performative topics and
issues. 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."
If you wish to join, please send a brief autobiography (under 500 words)
to the editor <
>. SHAKSPER is not open to automatic
subscription, but the editor has been informed of your inquiry and is
awaiting your biography file. Please be sure to include your full name,
a biographical sketch, and an outline of your current interests and
research topics. The biographical note is NOT part of an adjudication
Thank you for your interest in SHAKSPER, and I hope you will soon choose
to join this exciting international community!
Hardy M. Cook (Editor)
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook,
The S H A K S P E R Webpage <http://www.shaksper.net>
DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the
opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the
editor assumes no responsibility for them.