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Chris Pannell Steps Down as Oxfordian Editor; Search for New Editor Begins

Chris Pannell at authorship event, April 2016

The Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship is sad to announce that Chris Pannell, editor of the SOF’s peer-reviewed journal, The Oxfordian, is stepping down from his post in order to concentrate on his other literary pursuits. The SOF Board has appointed a search committee to find a replacement for Chris who will guide the 20th edition of The Oxfordian through publication in 2018. If you would like to apply for the editorship, which comes with an annual stipend, please contact: info@shakespeareoxfordfellowship.org.

The Oxfordian, vol. 19

SOF President Tom Regnier thanked Chris for his service to the cause: “Chris Pannell proved to be an outstanding editor of The Oxfordian. Writers who submitted articles to the journal raved about Chris’s firm but gentle style, which helped to bring out the best in these writers and in their articles. He has produced some beautiful volumes for the SOF. We hope that Chris’s successor can follow in the giant footsteps that Chris has left behind.”

The Oxfordian, vol. 18

Chris Pannell edited volumes 17, 18, and 19 of The Oxfordian, all of which were highly regarded by SOF members. These were the first issues of the journal to be made available for sale on Amazon. Chris has also published five books of poetry, edited two anthologies, and has led writing workshops and provided editorial help to writers in both the technical writing and literary spheres. One of his poetry books, Drive, won the Acorn-Plantos Peoples Poetry Prize, in 2010. After clocking many hours as editor of the The Oxfordian, Chris felt the need to put in more time on his other interests, including a novel that is in the works.

The Oxfordian, vol. 17

Under Chris’s editorship, The Oxfordian featured articles by Michael Delahoyde, Roger Stritmatter, Richard Waugaman, Bonner Miller Cutting, Ramon Jiménez, Eliot Slater, Michael Dudley, Hank Whittemore, James Warren, and many others. In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of J. Thomas Looneys’ “Shakespeare” Identified in 2020, the book that introduced the Oxfordian theory to the modern world, The Oxfordian also reprinted two nearly forgotten articles by Looney that were originally published in 1922 and 1941. You may read past issues of The Oxfordian in pdf format on the SOF website by clicking here.

Again, if you would like to apply for the editor’s position of The Oxfordian, or if you would like to help the journal in other ways, such as proofreading or being on the editorial board, please contact: info@shakespeareoxfordfellowship.org.

You may order printed copies of volumes 17, 18, and 19 of The Oxfordian from Amazon.com for $9.99 each by clicking on the journal images on this page.

[posted December 20, 2017]
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