New Shakespeare Journal: The Hare

The editors are pleased to announce the creation of a new journal, THE HARE, publishing scholarly essays and reviews pertaining to the dramatic, poetic, and prose works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. THE HARE will be published three times per year (March, July, and November) beginning in 2012. We are now accepting submissions for Volume 1.

THE HARE will be published in an on-line format and hosted by the the Mary Baldwin College Shakespeare and Performance Program. The general editors are Paul Menzer (Mary Baldwin College) and Jeremy Lopez (University of Toronto).

Send submissions or queries by email to the editors:

THE HARE: a peer-reviewed academic journal published in March, July,&  November
Jeremy Lopez, Paul Menzer Editors

The Hare solicits short essays on the dramatic, poetic, and prose works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The journal also publishes academic book reviews, and provides a public forum for open exchange between scholars in the field.

Article submissions should be approximately 1000 – 3000 words, including all notes and references. Longer submissions will not be considered. The Hare encourages the submission of conference papers, lectures, out-takes, first gestures, and other occasional pieces whose exposition does not require the 7000 – 10000 words and extensive apparatus typical of a scholarly article. By soliciting only short pieces, the Editors hope to encourage the submission of stylistically and interpretively adventurous work that addresses out-of-the-way subjects, non-canonical literature, and/or current scholarly controversy. Essays on familiar, canonical texts&  subjects are of course welcome as well. The Hare asserts copyright over all published material but will freely grant permission for future publication without any reservations.

Book reviews
The Hare solicits reviews of old books. The Editors believe that scholarship and pedagogy benefit from the continuous reappraisal of foundational or seminal critical works—and also the reconsideration of works whose importance has been forgotten, or heretofore overlooked. The definition of “old” will remain flexible, and contributors are encouraged to interpret it creatively. Reviews of recently published books will be considered if they are discussed in conjunction with old books. Book reviews should be 1000 – 3000 words; they may cover more than one book; they may cover books that are foundational in, seminal for, or otherwise important to the field of early modern literary studies, or literary studies in general. Book reviews should be submitted with titles.

Readers are encouraged to respond to content in The Hare, or to call attention to scholarly matters that might be of interest to other readers, in the form of publishable letters. Letters should be addressed to the Editors, should be no more than 500 words long, and must be signed. Letters may be edited for content and length.

First Issue
The first issue of The Hare will be published in March 2012

Editorial Board
Pascale Aebischer, University of Exeter
Alice Dailey, Villanova University
Matt Davies, Mary Baldwin College
Andrew Hartley, UNC Charlotte
Peter Kanelos, Loyola University, Chicago
Farah Karim-Cooper, Shakespeare’s Globe
Matt Kozusko, Ursinus College
Rebecca Lemon, USC
Zachary Lesser, University of Pennsylvania
Genevieve Love, Colorado College
Kirk Melnikoff, UNC Charlotte
Richard Preiss, University of Utah
Paul Prescott, University of Warwick
Melissa Sanchez, University of Pennsylvania
Peter Smith, Nottingham-Trent University
Tiffany Stern, Oxford University
Andrea Stevens, University of Illinois
Holger Syme, University of Toronto
Henry Turner, Rutgers University
Brian Walsh, Yale University
Christopher Warley, University of Toronto
William West, Northwestern University