Compiled by Kathryn Sharpe
In this issue:
- SOF members get SI-100 update at Ashland conference
- James Warren continues to examine impact of “Shakespeare” Identified
- List of known letters of J. T. Looney
- SI-100 Committee membership changes
- New First Folio Committee formed
- “Shakespeare” Identified recording on web
- SOF Board, Grants Committee, and Editors lend support to SI-100
- Goals for 2016
- Explore social media
Appendices will include the full texts of all of the articles Looney published on the authorship question (10 so far), all of his letters that can be located (15 so far, see below), and full texts of many reviews of and articles about Looney’s books and ideas. About a dozen reviews appeared in 1920 and 1921, soon after the book was published, but there probably are more, and James will try to track them down in the next two years.
List of known letters of J. T. Looney
Fifteen letters to or from J. Thomas Looney have been found. If you know about or have located additional letters, please contact James Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Letter to Gillett Burgess (4 July 1920)
- Letter to George G. Greenwood (6 April 1921)
- Letter to George G. Greenwood (5 March 1922)
- Letter to George G. Greenwood (14 March 1922)
- Letter to Eva Turner Clark (26 June 1926)
- Letter to Gillett Burgess (22 June 1927)
- Letter to Eva Turner Clark (10 August 1928)
- Letter to the editor of The Shakespeare Pictorial re death of George Greenwood (February 1929)
- Letter to Carolyn Wells (6 December 1932)
- Letter to Joan V. Robinson (3 September 1933)
- Letter to Charles Wisner Barrell (6 June 1937)
- Letter to Will D. Howe (2 June 1938)
- Letter to Sigmund Freud (15 July 1938)
- Letter to Eva Turner Clark (10 Nov. 1939)
- Letter to Charles Wisner Barrell (15 May 1942)
Shakespeare Identified Centennial (SI-100) Committee members James Warren, Jennifer Newton, Kathryn Sharpe, Linda Theil (Chair), and Tom Regnier (SOF President) are pleased to welcome new member Shelly Maycock.
- Shelly Maycock is currently an English Instructor at Virginia Tech, teaching first year writing. She holds an M.A. in English Literature from Virginia Tech (1985) and an M.A. in Creative Writing from Hollins University (1987). She worked for several years at an independent bookstore, and then as an independent publishers’ representative. Her doubts about authorship evolved in her undergrad English studies, in graduate school, and through research for an early modern novel. Finally, she learned about de Vere from Mark Anderson’s biography.
“Shakespeare” Identified recording on web
- The SOF Board is committed in principle to holding a SI-100 celebration at the annual SOF conference in 2020. Discussions on where that conference will be held are ongoing, but two possibilities are Ashland, OR and Washington, DC.
- The SOF Grants Committee added SI-100 related articles to their list of options for research grant funding.
- SOF Editors Michael Delahoyde, Roger Stritmatter, Alex McNeil, and Chris Pannell are considering SI-100 tie-ins with their print publications, including soliciting articles related to Looney or“Shakespeare” Identified for upcoming editions.
- Develop a network of authorship sites displaying an SI-100 badge supporting the SI-100 celebration and linking to the SI-100 page on SOF website.
- Expand mailing list of people interested in SI-100.
- Continue to explore using social media to meet our goals. Increase followers on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. (See below.)
- Investigate having an actor read letters of J. Thomas Looney that postdate the publication of “Shakespeare” Identified.
- Contact the Looney family.
- Develop a graphic identity for badge, web pages, t-shirt, communications, etc.
- Volunteer to help the SI-100 Committee.
- Take the survey. Tell us your ideas and what you’d like to work on: http://www.surveymoz.com/
- Follow us on Twitter: @ShakesOxFellows #2020Looney