Romanticism on the Net
The announcement of a new Web page and electronic journal:
Hello and welcome to Romanticism On the Net. The first issue of this new electronic journal will be launched in a couple of months. In the meantime, here is an outline of the purpose of this new international journal entirely devoted to Romantic Studies. Why a new electronic journal? With the expansion of electronic media and the increasing success of the Internet, I think it is time for an electronic journal entirely devoted to Romantic Studies to be created. There are already a few journals developed by departments of English across the world but none so far dedicated to the Romantic Period only. The Internet is a source of information for academic purpose as the latest edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (4th edition, 1995) shows since it explains how to cite material from electronic journals. What purpose? My purpose is similar to that of a “conventional” journal in offering articles and reviews but the limitless amount of space in the Internet allows me to advertise other journals or conferences, as well as graduate courses, or offer some links to other Romantic-related sites on the World Wide Web, such as the on-line database of Romantic Poetry. One does not have the limitations imposed by publishers when working with the Internet. Any questions? For any enquiries or suggestions, send me an e-mail:
Michael Laplace-Sinatra, Editor of Romanticism On the Net
The editor reports that the first issue will be out in January. Submissions can be sent to Michael Laplace-Sinatra, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford OX1 3UJ or to Michael Gamer, Department of English, 119 Bennett Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA 19104-6273.
The page also has information about and links to conferences, journals (including Blake), sites related to romaticism, and associations. The URL is http://info.ox.ac.uk:80/~scat0385/.