Academic journal article Explorations in Renaissance Culture

Editor's Statement

Academic journal article Explorations in Renaissance Culture

Editor's Statement

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From winter, plague and pestilence, good lord, deliver us!

--Thomas Nashe, Summer's Last Will and Testament

Ira second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience, then tile successful transition of any academic enterprise m these dismal economic times is the triumph of experience over hope. With this volume of EIRC we bring you a new editor, assistant editor, editorial board (including an International Advisory Board) and cover design, including some board members who have worked previously on the journal. We cannot thank them enough. Most of all we thank outgoing editors, including head editor Frances Malpezzi, for keeping the standards of the journal so high during her tenure, and for making the transition to its new home here at East Carolina University run so smoothly.

Many thanks go to ECU for providing tile material support necessary for hosting the journal. The journal is now housed m our English Department in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences. Former head editor of EIRC, Gary Stringer, has recently joined tile English Department and his expertise and experience are highly welcome.

Like the namesake of our College, tile scientific polymath, explorer and alchemist, we plan to take Explorations seriously and support sound scholarship, imagination and creative experimentation. We wish to explore the intellectual and artistic accomplishments of tile late medieval and renaissance periods vicariously through this publication, while travelling beyond national, cultural and disciplinary boundaries as we go along. …

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