The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0277 Monday, 12 July 2010
From: Hardy M. Cook <
Date: July 10, 2010 9:34:20 PM EDT
Subject: SBReviews on the Internet
A couple of days ago, I distributed the four most recent items in the ongoing SHAKSPER Book Reviews Project (SBReviews).
Today, I am pleased to announce that fully formatted PDF versions of these four reviews are now available on the SHAKSPER web site at
Visitors to this page will find links to PDF versions of all nine reviews that have been released in the project and biographies of the current members of the SBReview Panel. Panel members select the books for reviewing, invite qualified persons to review these books, and critically vet the resulting reviews, including suggesting changes as required; and finally the Panel members approve the final versions of each review prior to publication.
As a SHAKSPER subscriber, you were the first to see these reviews, e-mailed to you as regular SHAKSPER digests. Now, other persons (Shakespeare students, teachers, scholars, and others) wishing to read these reviews will be able to find them in the archives as web pages in the format in which they were originally distributed (i.e., as plain text files) or read them as fully formatted PDF files (formatted as they would have appeared had they been released in a print journal for instance):
SBReviews: The SHAKSPER Book Reviews
SBReviews is a peer-reviewed collection of reviews of book of significance to students, teachers, scholars, and others concerned with the study of Shakespeare and of the theatre and literature of the Early Modern Period.
Elena Levy-Navarro. The Culture of Obesity in Early and Late
Modernity: Body Image in Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, and
Skelton/. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. ISBN-13:
978-0-230-60123-9; xi + 238 pp. US$74.95.
Reviewed by Arthur Lindley, Institute for Advanced Research,
University of Birmingham
SBReview_1 initially appeared on January 29, 2009, in SHAKSPER
digest SHK 20.0031 <http://www.shaksper.net/archives/2009/0029.html>
and is also available as a PDF file <AL_Elena Levy_1_19_2009_HMC_2.pdf>.
Scott L. Newstok, editor. /Kenneth Burke on Shakespeare/. West
Lafayette, Indiana: Parlor Press, 2007. ISBN 978-1-60235-002-1;
lv + 308 pp. US$32.00.
Reviewed by Murray M. Schwartz, Professor, Department of Writing,
Literature & Publishing, Emerson College
SBReview_2 initially appeared on January 29, 2009, in SHAKSPER
digest SHK 20.0032 <http://www.shaksper.net/archives/2009/0030.html>
and is also available as a PDF file <MS_Review_KBurke_1_21_2008_HMC_1.pdf>.
Gothic Shakespeares. Edited by John Drakakis and Dale
Townshend. General editor, Terrence Hawkes. _Accents on
Shakespeare Series_. New York: Routledge, 2008. ISBN
978-0-415-42067-9; 264 p. US$39.95.
Reviewed by Peter Paolucci, York University
SBReview_3 initially appeared on April 2, 2009, in SHAKSPER digest
SHK 20.0153 <http://www.shaksper.net/archives/2009/0151.html> and
is also available as a PDF file
Margreta de Grazia. Hamlet without Hamlet. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Reviewed by David Richman, University of New Hampshire
SBReview_4 initially appeared on July 14, 2009, in SHAKSPER digest
SHK 20.0371 <http://www.shaksper.net/archives/2009/0371.html> and is
also available as a PDF file <SBR4_Without.pdf>.
Lesel Dawson. Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English
Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Reviewed by Eric Langley, University College London.
SBReview_5 initially appeared on October 29, 2009, in SHAKSPER
digest SHK 20.0540 <http://www.shaksper.net/archives/2009/0539.html>
and is also available as a PDF file <SBR5_Lovesickness.pdf>.
Samuel Crowl. Shakespeare and Film: A Norton Guide. New York:
W. W. Norton & Company, 2008. ISBN-13: 978-0393927658; xxv +
Reviewed by Caroline Gaddy, James Madison University, The
SBReview_6 initially appeared on July 10, 2010, in SHAKSPER digest
SHK 21.0268 <http://www.shaksper.net/archives/2010/0275.html> and is
also available as a PDF file <SBR6_Crowl.pdf>.
The New Kittredge Shakespeare: Julius Caesar. Ed. Sarah
Hatchuel. Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing, 2008. ISBN-10:
1585102601. ISBN-13: 978-1585102600. 144 pp. US$8.95.
Reviewed by Alisha Huber, Mary Baldwin College.
SBReview_7 initially appeared on July 10, 2010, in SHAKSPER digest
SHK 21.0269 <http://www.shaksper.net/archives/2010/0276.html> and is
also available as a PDF file <SBR7_Kittridge_JC.pdf>.
Bruce R. Smith. Phenomenal Shakespeare (Blackwell Manifestos).
Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. Hardcover: ISBN-13:
978-0631235484; 232 pp. US$84.95. Paperback: ISBN-10:
0631235485; US$29.95. Kindle: US$26.96.
Reviewed by James Mainard O'Connell, Assistant Technical
Director/Shop Foreman, Columbia University.
SBReview_8 initially appeared on July 10, 2010, in SHAKSPER digest
SHK 21.0270 <http://www.shaksper.net/archives/2010/0277.html> and is
also available as a PDF file <SBR8_Smith.pdf>.
David Schalkwyk. Shakespeare, Love, and Service. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 2008. ISBN-13: 9780521886390. Pp. x
+ 317. U.S. $93.
Reviewed by David Evett, Professor Emeritus, Cleveland State University.
SBReview_9 initially appeared on July 10, 2010, in SHAKSPER digest
SHK 21.0271 <http://www.shaksper.net/archives/2010/0278.html> and is
also available as a PDF file <SBR9_Schalkwyk.pdf>.
The founding moderator of the SBReview Project, Dr. Peter Paolucci of York University in Toronto, Ontario, is rotating off after successfully heading the project since its founding and in so doing establishing most of the procedures under which the Panel operates. Dr. Paolucci will be succeeded by Professor Jeremy Friebig, an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina. Professor Friebig is a graduate of the Mary Baldwin College / American Shakespeare Center program in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance, in Staunton, Virginia. The Panel will also be inviting one or two other distinguished scholars to join the SBReview Panel.
Ideally, SHAKSPER subscribers can expect to see new reviews cyclically two to three times a year.
Suggestions for books to be reviewed or for possible reviewers should be sent to me at
and I will pass along all to the SBReview Panel members.
Hardy M. Cook
Editor of SHAKSPER and
Professor Emeritus at Bowie State University
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