Happy New Year and Preliminary Plans for the Future

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 28.001  Tuesday, 3 January 2017


From:        Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Subject:    Happy New Year and Preliminary Plans for the Future


Dear SHAKSPER Subscribers:


This marks the start of SHAKSPER’s 28th year of service to the academic Shakespeare community. If you would care to contribute to the support of SHAKSPER, please go to the SHAKSPER web page—shaksper.net—and use the Donate button on the right-hand side.


In 2015, I provided a long history of SHAKSPER, one of the oldest academic conferences on the Internet. You may read it at http://shaksper.net/archive/2014/324-january/29814-shaksper-begins-its-twenty-fifth-year.


In 2019, SHAKSPER will be thirty-years-old. Since I am far older than that, I have begun thinking about passing the torch in 2019 or, at least, sharing the work with someone else. I will become editor emeritus to assist with the transition and with any issues that might arise. It takes a particular type of personality to edit SHAKSPER. You must be thick-skinned and a bit OCD, among other characteristics. Also, since SHAKSPER is, in essence, my third child, giving her up is not easy for me. I plan to take plenty of time figuring out how to screen, to select, and to train my successor. I want to make sure that I leave SHAKSPER in capable hands since I believe that SHAKSPER plays an important role in the academic world. There will be more on this later. 


Best wishes for the New Year,



PS: 1/10/2017--There have been some issues with setting up the server for the new year. I have resolved most of them, but I made some mistakes in the process and will have to correct them in the future.



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