[Milton-L] Book Reviewer sought: _Is Milton Better thanShakespeare_?

Salwa Khoddam skhoddam at cox.net
Sat Dec 13 11:28:23 EST 2008

Dear Scholars,
On my part I have to thank Scott Howard's open invitation to review the book 
because it is based on our democratic way of life:  Let the best reviewer 
win.  There's no question that the reviewer should have the credentials and 
the expertise--and possess some objectivity ( as much as possible) by 
sticking to the questions that James Rovira suggested. But those cases of 
reviewers "savaging" an author, or authors jumping from tall buildings, or 
reviewers being crestfallen because their reviews are not accepted do 
nothing except to derail the argument.  It is hard to think that even 
scholarship can be politicized so much.  I think Professor Howard's open 
invitation would allow scholars who have not had much opportunity to publish 
much to get into the stream of Milton scholarship.  Of course, we all know 
that it would be up to the editor to make the choice of what's to be 
published.  What is the alternative?  Scholars and selected reviewers 
writing and editing to each other endlessly, creating some kind of an "inner 
ring" (C.S. Lewis' term)??
Salwa Khoddam
Oklahoma City University
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Howard" <showard at du.edu>
To: <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2008 1:16 PM
Subject: [Milton-L] Book Reviewer sought: _Is Milton Better 

> Dear Colleagues,
> We are looking for someone to review Nigel Smith's _Is Milton Better than 
> Shakespeare?_ for Volume Two of APPOSITIONS: Studies in Renaissance / 
> Early Modern Literature & Culture, which will be published in May, 2009.
> If you are interested, please be in touch soon.
> Appositions is an electronic, peer-reviewed, international journal for 
> studies in Renaissance/early modern literature and culture.  ISSN 
> forthcoming.
> Yours,
> Scott Howard
> ///
> W. Scott Howard
> Associate Professor
> Director of Graduate Studies
> Department of English
> University of Denver
> http://mysite.du.edu/~showard/
> ///
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