Brief Chronicles: A New Oxfordian Flagship in Cyberspace

Posted By on December 14, 2009

Brief Chronicles is a new open source, interdisciplinary journal of authorship studies.The journal  uses the  Open Journal Systems content management system, created and supported by the Public Knowledge Project. The journal is  double-blind peer-reviewed by a growing group of international experts (currently 12) with terminal degrees in fields relevant to the authorship controversy.

While  guided by an editorial policy which recognizes the great strengths of the case for the earl of Oxford’s authorship of the Shakespearean canon, the journal welcomes submissions on a wide range of early modern topics, written from a variety of premises.

Managing editor Gary Goldstein and the general editor (myself) are particularly pleased to be working with such an exceptional list of editorial board members (which we hope to expand in the coming weeks), whose bios and qualifications you can read from the BC “Editorial Board” page.

While Shakespeare’s Bible will remain my own personal blog site for developing materials about the de Vere Bible, Brief Chronicles, published on an annual basis, will continue for the foreseeable future to provide online scholars, teachers, and students with samples of the best authorship/ Oxfordian scholarship available.

Brief Chronicles will also follow Peter Finley Dunne’s dictum to “comfort the afflicted…and afflict the comfortable.”

Those who are overly comfortable in unexamined orthodox belief, take note.

About the author

Roger Stritmatter is a native liberal humorist who lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Contrary to rumor, he does not live on North Avenue. He does, however, work on North Avenue. A pacifist by inclination, one of his heroes is John Brown. But he thinks that Fredrick Douglass, another of his heroes, made the right decision. Stritmatter's primary areas of interest include the nature of paradigm shifts, the history of ideas, forensic literary studies, MS studies, renaissance literature, and the history of the Shakespearean question, the latter a field in which he has published extensively.


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