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Open Review: "Shakespeare and New Media"

How are Shakespeareans just like everyone else on the Web?

The conversation beginning to percolate here is Shakespeare-centric. Obviously, the focus of this special issue is that which is particular to Shakespeare studies and Shakespeareans, in/around/on/about new media. A group of us have dedicated an SAA workshop, “Shakespeare 2.0,” to the particular needs, desires, proclivities of Shakespeareans in online environments. But it is as useful […]

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Video Fair Use and its consequences for Scholars and Journals

The world of video fair use is changing. Those changes open opportunities for students and scholars and put pressure on traditional journals, such as Shakespeare Quarterly, to reconsider their core formats. Will SQ ever want to compete in the intellectual world of critical essays that make arguments in (as opposed to about) new media formats? […]

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A canon of Shakespeare on screen?

This just in from Luke McKernan: John Wyver, at the Illuminations Media blog, has begun a big picture conversation that is worth weighing in on, hoping to establish a canon of Shakespeare’s works on screen. He invites all to join in. I’ve posted some queries about the underlying assumptions behind this idea in my comments […]

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Reactions, responses, cogitations

I’m getting a host of emails from colleagues in response to this process, ranging from enthusiastic to cautionary to grumpy. I think these warrant larger conversation. Herewith: a place to post your initial experiences as authors, reviewers, readers. I should add that the editors of Shakespeare Quarterly are agnostic as to what we will discover […]

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Scanning current practices of scholarly peer review

This experiment should properly be called a “partially open peer review process” rather than an “open” peer review process, since it includes two phases of traditional editorial oversight. For a longer discussion of the nuances of different peer review models, read Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s history of academic peer review, sketch of its future, and analysis of […]

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Defining the phrase “web 2.0”

Another valuable way to begin is with a discrimination of terms, in this case, a methodological discrimination important to media studies as a discipline. When we speak of any media, new or old, it is important to distinguish between between media themselves (e.g., live performance, writing, recorded sound), delivery formats (e.g., theater, books, phonograph), and […]

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Shakespeare and New Media Blog

January 15, the deadline for submissions to the special issue of Shakespeare Quarterly on Shakespeare and New Media, is nearly here. The editorial team is cautiously excited about the groundwork we have laid. The process leading up to this experiment has been a long and complex one. I want to launch this blog, therefore, with […]

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Source: http://mcpress.media-commons.org/ShakespeareQuarterly_NewMedia/blog/