The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0344 Thursday, 26 August 2010
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2010
Subject: UPDATE: Style Issue on Intentions Collaboration
Beginning in April 2008, SHAKSPER and the journal STYLE participated in a
collaborative venture. SHAKSPER conducted its second Roundtable discussion on
the subject of Shakespeare's Intentions with Cary DiPietro of the
University of Toronto Mississauga acting as moderator.
After the Roundtable concluded, Cary edited the essays that developed out of
that Roundtable into print format for a special issue of Style, a journal hosted
by the Department of English at Northern Illinois University:
The proofs of that issue (Volume 44.3) are currently being reviewed with
publication set for late October. At that time, I will provide information about
obtaining a copy of that special issue.
My own essay, "SHAKSPER Roundtable on Intentions: The Origins of the
Collaboration with Style" will, in the spirit of collaboration, appear in a
shorter form in the journal and in a longer, expanded form on the SHAKSPER
server for downloading.
After broadly tracing the evolution of the academic uses of the Internet by
Shakespeareans, my article examines the issues that lead to the establishing of
the SHAKSPER Roundtable and then traces the events surrounding the collaborative
experiment between SHAKSPER and Style that evolved from the online SHAKSPER
"Intentions" discussions to the essays of the special print issue of the Style
As a sort of postscript, let me add that we have not had a Roundtable discussion
since. Anyone with an idea for a Roundtable on an issue relevant to current
Shakespearean or Early Modern scholarship should contact me, particularly if you
are interested in editing/moderating that discussion. I believe that Cary
DiPietro and I developed during the Intentions Roundtable a good model
for future Roundtables with the daily exchanges and the weekly digest
with the Editor's commentary. I also found DiPietro's solicited
leading essays extremely helpful.
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <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.