The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0753  Tuesday, 11 April 2000.

From:           Carol Barton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 10 Apr 2000 12:37:09 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 11.0723 Re: Shakespeare, Marlowe, and Milton
Comment:        RE: SHK 11.0723 Re: Shakespeare, Marlowe, and Milton

Nancy Charlton observed of Milton-L:

>I have been a lurker on this list for a couple of years and can
>enthusiastically recommend it.  Many of its subscribers are also on
>SHAKSPER, Spenser-L, and other literary lists.

>It is available as a digest, but when a hot logomachy is going on it's more
>fun to have the messages come in one at a time.

Being one of its long-time subscribers, I obviously think very highly of
MILTON-L, too: like SHAKSPER-L, it is actively moderated, and that is
basis for the only caveat I would issue to potential new subscribers.
Our Dogsbody, Kevin Creamer, has moved up several notches in the world
since he first took over this responsibility, and sometimes (as it does
with Hardy on occasion), life intervenes: there may be an occasional lag
of two or three days between the time that you post a message, and the
time it actually appears on the list; otherwise, we are rarely dormant,
though not quite as active as SHAKSPER-L.

Many renowned Milton scholars participate in the discussions, just as
many serious Shakespeareans enter bravely into the fray on this List.
The opportunities for broadening one's knowledge of things Miltonic, as
well as things pertinent to the 17th century in general, are endless.

All of those who are interested are welcome to join the discussion,
regardless of academic pedigree; like SHAKSPER-L, too, we boast a
membership that includes everyone from beginning undergrads and
independent scholars to the Milton Scholars of several years-hope to see
many of you there!

Carol Barton
Department of English
Averett College
Graduate and Professional Programs

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