The Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship proudly announces that it will initiate the publication of a series of books on the Shakespeare Authorship Question, edited by Dr. Roger Stritmatter, Professor of Humanities at Coppin State University in Baltimore. Each book in the series will embrace a single topic related to the authorship question and will contain articles by various authors related to that subject. The books will be available for sale on Amazon.
The first volume in the series, expected to be published in the fall of 2018, will compare the poetry of Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, to poetry published under the name “William Shakespeare.” The topic of the second volume will be Teaching the Shakespeare Authorship Question. Subjects of future volumes will be announced approximately two years ahead of the anticipated publication dates. If you wish to submit an article on either topic, or discuss possible articles related to either topic, please email Professor Stritmatter at email@example.com.
SOF president Tom Regnier said, “We are pleased to announce this project, which we believe is a perfect fit for Dr. Roger Stritmatter’s unique set of skills. Anyone who has read his special edition of the Brief Chronicles journal on the First Folio knows that Roger is a master at selecting and synthesizing the top scholarship in a particular area of authorship research. Roger’s groundbreaking dissertation on correlations between Biblical passages in Shakespeare’s works and Edward de Vere’s handwritten notations in his Geneva Bible earned him the first-ever Ph.D. awarded for the study of the Shakespeare authorship question. His book on the dating of The Tempest, co-authored with Lynne Kositsky, dismantled the Stratfordian argument that the play could not have been written by Edward de Vere. Roger’s interests and skills are among the widest-ranging of active authorship scholars. We in the Oxfordian movement look forward to enjoying the fruits of this effort.”
Stay tuned to the SOF for further news on this exciting project.[posted April 25, 2018]