The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0137 Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Date: March 27, 2010 9:48:13 AM EDT
Subject: MadShakespeare.com Needs Writers
A group of MA graduates from the 2008-2009 University College London Shakespeare in History programme started an online Shakespeare magazine (MadShakespeare.com) last October, and we have gotten big enough that we need to expand. We are looking for new writers for the website.
If anyone on the list has any students they think might be interested in writing for us, I would be glad if you would pass on to them the blurb about the website I have included below. And also, if you have any thoughts about the website, please email me! I would love to hear them.
WRITE FOR A SHAKESPEARE WEBSITE
A few of the 2008-2009 Shakespeare MA students at UCL started an online magazine this past fall. It's called Mad Shakespeare, and our dual aim is to show how Shakespeare is relevant today and to keep Shakespeare relevant today. For example, we just did a series of Valentine's Day themed articles, and our latest feature connects Tiger Woods and Vanity Fair to Shakespeare.
We need more writers: people who are excited about Shakespeare and can write clearly. It's OK if you don't have much practice in writing for magazines or for the Internet, we can help with that. Here's an idea of the type of articles we need right now:
Shakespeare Explained: Short passages from the plays or poems with a brief explanation (around 200 words). Humor is encouraged!
Words, words, words: Take an unusual Shakespearean word and look it up in the OED. Write a brief explanation of how Shakespeare uses it.
Character Bios: These can be of a character (like Falstaff) or one of Shakespeare's contemporaries.
Here are a few of our more popular articles:
Shakespeare in the Post-Colonial Indian Subcontinent:
Shakespeare Opposed Laser Eye Surgery:
Best Shakespeare iPhone Apps:
Please email me if you are interested or have any questions.
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