As astute readers will no doubt be aware, subtext is moving with the times. We even have a Facebooks account now where we occasionally ‘post’ our ‘status’ – what a brave new world we live in! As part of this general modernification, we are also launching a new subtext archive site. Don’t worry – the old site, at http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/subtext/, will stay exactly where it is for now, but we will no longer be adding back issues to it from now on. Instead, you can find past issues at our new archive site, http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/subtext/. This looks a little different from our previous archive, in that it makes use of some of the newfangled bells and whistles of the WordPress platform. Not only can readers peruse past issues, they can also share individual stories using links, or even post them on the Facebooks or the Twitters! As always, the subtext collective would be happy to receive (and probably ignore) feedback from our loyal readers.
We at subtext are proud to be the first to reject change at every opportunity. However, even we have to admit that a Facebook page was long overdue. One thing we’ve noticed over the years is that there is this perception of subtext being a ‘secret’ – available to a select few, not to be blabbed about within earshot, and inaccessible. This term we’ve had lots of letters, and the largest influx of subscribers in recent memory. Now that we have successfully rebranded as a cuddly, approachable, cracking bunch, we hope that this will encourage you not only to continue sending us letters and information, but also to join our team. Those of you who read right until the end will notice that we are now down to five editors – a fact that may or may not be reflected in the quality of the product this term. This stuff doesn’t write itself, so if anybody is keen to get on board and shadow us for a bit, then do get in touch. And like us here: www.Facebook.com/LUsubtext
Our Facebook page has enjoyed a health influx of attention since we announced its launch in the last issue. As part of our ongoing synergised cross-platform interdiscursivity initiative, we’d like to draw your attention to it again and ask you to like / share / follow / thingamajig us on www.facebook.com/LUsubtext
Over the summer, the subtext collective conducted a vast market research exercise. By which we mean, some members of the collective complained about our fustiness – courier fonts, email newsletters, asterisks, indeed! While we have yet to come to an agreement over how best to meet the Fast-Paced demands of the 20th Century [shouldn’t that be 21st?? – Ed], we have at least made some concessions to modern models of Content Provision. So on that note, please enjoy our new Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LUsubtext/ We’re still trying to figure out how best to utilise the thing, but while we do, feel free to ‘share’ and ‘like’ it (if those are the correct terms) if you’re that way inclined.