Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0921.  Friday, 6 December 1996.

From:           David Skeele <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 5 Dec 1996 14:55:15 -0500
Subject:        Re: PERICLES Anthology

Dear SHAKSPEReans,

I have recently been made volume editor of Garland Press' anthology of essays
on PERICLES, and I am now seeking contributions.  Essays may be literary
criticism or articles on PERICLES in production.  If you are submitting a piece
of literary criticism, however, please know that because they will be appearing
alongside "classic" pieces of criticism from the 17th Century to the present,
these new critical essays should probably be based in current methodologies
(for example, a purely formalist analysis of the play may still be worthwhile
and interesting, but such an approach will already have been covered by, say,
Northrop Frye and a number of "myth-critics").   Because performance analysis
of Shakespeare's plays is ground less well-trod, and because the mere fact of
reporting on new and different performances automatically creates variety, I
will not insist on the same from those writing on performance. In all cases, I
will be extending a preference to those essays which do not rely inordinately
on jargon (I do believe it is possible to write good post-structuralist
criticism without burying the reader in a fog bank of quasi-scientific
terminology).  In terms of performance-based essays, I am particularly
interested in accounts and analyses of German PERICLES'.

If you are interested in submitting a paper, please send a description or
proposal to me by E-mail, and I will contact you.  If the description/ proposal
is appropriate for the anthology, and does not repeat material already
accepted, I will ask for a hard copy.  Please send these initial postings
before February 15 (I will probably set May 1 as the deadline for the hard
copy). Many thanks for your interest, and I look forward to hearing from you.

                                                        David Skeele
                                                        Slippery Rock University

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