The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0573  Wednesday, 18 November 2009

From:       Jim Harner <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:       Monday, 16 Nov 2009 13:12:37 -0600
Subject:    Reprints of Books about Shakespeare

Craig Kallendorf, a colleague who is Publications Chair for the 
Renaissance Society of America, is interested in possibly including some 
books on Shakespeare in the RSA's reprint series. I am pasting below his 
message to RSA members. If you have suggestions, please contact him 

Jim Harner

I am writing to tell you about the RSA's reprint series and to ask your 
help in expanding the line and in using the books in your classes.

As we all know, the longstanding crisis in scholarly publishing has 
meant, among other things, that important books are often published in 
small press runs and go out of print quickly. This causes special 
problems in teaching, where the internet sites that can often produce 
one copy of a book for our personal use cannot produce enough for an 
entire class at a reasonable price. The Renaissance Society of America's 
reprint series is designed to keep in print the books you want to use in 
your teaching.

RSA reprints are published by the University of Toronto Press, whose 
(http://www.utppublishing.com/pubstore/merchant.ihtml?id=97&step=2 ) 
contains a complete list of books in the series. Among the sixteen 
titles in the series that might interest you are:

. Gene Brucker, The Society of Renaissance Florence: A Documentary Study

. Mark W. Roskill, Dolce's Aretino and Venetian Art Theory of the 

. Lucien Wolf (trans.), Jews in the Canary Islands

. Kurt Samuelson, Religion and Economic Action: The Protestant Ethic, 
the Rise of Capitalism, and the Abuses of Scholarship

. Dominic Baker-Smith (ed.), More's Utopia

. Vespasiano da Bisticci, Lives of Illustrious Men of the XVth Century

. Werner Gundersheimer, The Italian Renaissance

Please take a minute to look at the list of books in the series and do 
two things. First, please consider using these books in your courses 
this year. The Society receives some of the revenue from sales, which 
helps all of us in these recessionary times. Second, please think about 
out-of-print books that you would like to see added to the series. You 
can send your suggestions to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I will work with 
other members of the executive board and our contact at the press to 
reprint those books for which we can predict an adequate market. Please 
do not be modest: if something you have written with classroom potential 
is out of print, let me know!

Craig Kallendorf
Publications Chair, RSA

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