The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0652 Tuesday, 2 October 2007
From: Hardy M. Cook <
Date: Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Subject: The Too Many Irons in the Fire Edition
When I announced a while back that I had recovered some of my previously
lost energy, I had no idea of what would be in store for me soon
I started getting flooded with ideas - incorporating as a
not-for-profit, establishing a book review feature, collaborating with
STYLE for a special edition, and so on and all of this happening as a
new semester began and I was teaching a course I had not taught in a
dozen years and another that had had a textbook change.
Also, the discussions on SHAKSPER have recently been, for the most part,
exemplarily - the level of the topics, the traffic, and the discourse.
Add to this mix, that I have a couple of essays that are very important
to me that need to be revised for deadlines that passed yesterday
Truly, I must be more of myself again since I find myself in that
familiar place of having made far more commitments than are appropriate.
Nevertheless, I have not forgotten most of what I have committed to.
I am still planning on incorporating; I have decided to use a firm I
found on the Internet that specializing in doing the paperwork for
non-profits. I temporarily have misplaced the URL, but I am sure once I
have the time to look that it will turn up.
I intend to establish a book review feature but instituting it will have
to wait for the time being.
Regarding the collaboration with STYLE on a special issue related to the
issue of authorial intention in drama, I have decided (someone did also
suggest this approach) to let the current lively and informative
discussion to continue until it runs its course. After a hiatus, we will
begin a Roundtable forum on this topic. I envision that the Roundtable
moderator will also be the guest editor of the special edition of STYLE
(I have checked with John V. Knapp who approves).
The next step in this collaboration as I see it is to request CVs from
anyone interested in acting as guest moderator and as guest editor. So
if you are interested, please send me a CV that I will share with John
As other items that have slipped through the cracks of my brain occur to
me, I will address them.
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