5.0373 Announcement: Thomas Middleton Project (1/37)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 9 Oct 1991 21:14:15 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0373. Wednesday, 9 Oct 1991.

Date: Wed, 2 Oct 1991 15:35 EDT
From: John Lavagnino <LAV@BRANDEIS.BITNET>
Subject: Announcement of Middleton project

Subject: Announcement of Thomas Middleton project

The Complete Works of Thomas Middleton will be published in 1994 by
Oxford University Press in a one-volume modernized annotated format
comparable to contemporary undergraduate editions of Shakespeare, and
simultaneously in electronic form. This will be the first edition of
Middleton's complete works to be published in more than a century, and
the only edition of his works provided with a scholarly and critical
apparatus. The purpose of the edition is canonical: to establish a new
Middleton canon and to secure for Middleton a more prominent position in
the literary canon, to make Middleton more widely available, more
accessible, more read, more taught, to insist upon his importance in
English drama and the English Renaissance. The edition will be prepared
by an international team of thirty-nine scholars; the General Editor is
Gary Taylor.

We invite questions, comments, and suggestions. They may be sent by
electronic mail to John Lavagnino at middleton@binah.cc.brandeis.edu on
the Internet or middleton@brandeis on the Bitnet; or by post to John
Lavagnino or Gary Taylor at: Department of English, Brandeis University,
Waltham, Massachusetts 02254 USA.

John Lavagnino
Department of English and American Literature, Brandeis University

A longer description of the edition is available as file MIDDLETN EDITION
on the fileserver. You may obtain a copy by issuing the command -- GET
filename filetype HUMANIST -- either interactively or as a batch-job,
addressed to ListServ@Brownvm. Thus on a VM/CMS system, you say
interactively: TELL LISTSERV AT BROWNVM GET filename filetype HUMANIST;
if you are not on a VM/CMS system, send mail to ListServ@Brownvm with
the GET command as the first and only line. For more details see the
"Guide to Humanist". Problems should be reported to David Sitman,
A79@TAUNIVM, after you have consulted the Guide and tried all
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