The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0360 Thursday, 25 July 2013
Date: Thursday, July 25, 2013
Subject: “A Selected Guide to Shakespeare on the Internet”
It has been three and a half years, several lifetimes in WWW terms, since “A Selected Guide to Shakespeare on the Internet” was revised, but a revision is now underway. A fairly new subscriber Jed Serrano has stepped forward, and I have sent him the older file and a list of perhaps 20 new sites to include.
As I have written to Jed asking him to keep in mind that our target audience is aimed toward academics and scholars, graduate and undergraduate students in English/Shakespeare/Theater as well as high school teachers.
Our subscribers are Shakespearean scholars and bibliographers, editors and critics, as well as university, college, and community-college professors, high-school teachers, undergraduate and graduate students, actors, theatre professionals, authors, poets, playwrights, librarians, computer scientists, lawyers, doctors, retirees, and other interested participants. SHAKSPER strives to emphasize the scholarly by providing the opportunity for the formal exchange of ideas through queries and responses regarding literary, critical, textual, theoretical, and performative topics and issues. The list’s more than 1,100 members have joined from sixty-seven countries.
As I also wrote to Jed, we must keep our target aim in view when we make selections for this “Selected List.” Choices can be tricky. When I compiled the first list, blogs did not exist. Now just about anyone can blog. We don’t want to include Shakespeare-related blogs that are more of the personal reflections type. We are looking for scholarly informative sites. We must remain selective rather than simply comprehensive. Silvia Morris’s blog is appropriate, but the I-had-a-smashing-time-at-the-Greendale-MWW-under-the-stars-last-night would not be.
We will check for dead or changed links, but your input is always helpful.
I am writing to ask if subscribers have any suggestions for possible inclusions on the revised list?