The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.266 Thursday, 5 June 2014
Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014
Subject: Shakespeare and the Digital World: Redefining Scholarship and Practice
I would like to announce the electronic publication of Christie Carson’s and Peter Kirwan’s Shakespeare and the Digital World: Redefining Scholarship and Practice. I bought it for my Kindle today. The hardcover and paperback are scheduled for publication on July 31, 2014.
The book may be of interested to subscribers of SHAKSPER. I might add that SHAKSPERean Peter Holland has an essay “Shakespeare in virtual communities” that has some kind words for SHAKSPER at its best.
Shakespeare and the Digital World: Redefining Scholarship and Practice [Kindle Edition] Hardcover and Paperback available July 31, 2014
Christie Carson (Editor), Peter Kirwan (Editor)
Due to the unique cultural capital of his works, Shakespeare has long been the test subject for new methods and digital advances in arts scholarship. Shakespeare sits at the forefront of the digital humanities—in archiving, teaching, performance and editing - impacting on scholars, theatres and professional organisations alike. The pace at which new technologies have developed is unprecedented (and the pressure to keep up is only growing). This book offers seventeen new essays that assess the opportunities and pitfalls presented by the twenty-first century for the ongoing exploration of Shakespeare. Through contributions from a broad range of scholars and practitioners, including case studies from those working in the field, the collection engages with the impact of the digital revolution on Shakespeare studies. By assessing and mediating this sometimes controversial digital technology, the book is relevant to those interested in the digital humanities as well as to Shakespeare scholars and enthusiasts.
This collection critically assesses the opportunities and pitfalls presented by recent digital advances in Shakespeare studies. Featuring contributions from archivists, scholars, teachers, publishers, arts practitioners and digital innovators, this collection is relevant to those interested in the digital humanities as well as to Shakespeare scholars and enthusiasts.
Christie Carson is Reader in Shakespeare and Performance in the Department of English at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is the co-editor of The Cambridge King Lear CD-ROM: Text and Performance Archive (Cambridge University Press, 2000), Shakespeare’s Globe: A Theatrical Experiment (with Farah Karim-Cooper, Cambridge University Press, 2008), Shakespeare in Stages: New Theatre Histories (with Christine Dymkowski, Cambridge University Press, 2010) and Shakespeare Beyond English: A Global Experiment (with Susan Bennett, Cambridge University Press, 2013).
Peter Kirwan is Lecturer in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama at the University of Nottingham. He was an Associate Editor for Collaborative Plays by Shakespeare and Others (2013) and he has published widely on the history of the Shakespeare Apocrypha and contemporary Shakespearean performance. His interest is in the intersection between textual, performance and media cultures.
Notes on contributors
Shakespeare and the digital world: Introduction
Christie Carson and Peter Kirwan
Part I Defining current digital scholarship and practice: Shakespeare research in the digital age
1 Shakespeare in the digital humanities
2 Getting back to the library, getting back to the body
Bruce R. Smith
3 Sensing the past: Tablets and early modern scholarship
4 Webs of engagement
Part II Defining current digital scholarship and practice: Shakespeare pedagogy and the digital age
5 Internal and external Shakespeare: Constructing the twenty-first-century classroom
6 Shakespeare at a distance
Sarah Grandage and Julie Sanders
7 ‘All great Neptune’s ocean’: iShakespeare and play in a transatlantic context
Sheila T. Cavanagh and Kevin A. Quarmby
8 ‘From the table of my memory’: Blogging Shakespeare in/ out of the classroom
Half-time: A pause for reflection
9 All’s well that ends Orwell
Part III Redefining the boundaries and practices of Shakespeare studies online: Publishing and academic identity
10 Unlocking scholarship in Shakespeare studies: Gatekeeping, guardianship and open-access journal publication
11 Living with digital incunables, or a ‘good-enough’ Shakespeare text
12 Shakespeare in virtual communities
13 Gamekeeper or poacher? Personal blogging/ public sharing
Part IV Redefining the boundaries and practices of Shakespeare studies online: Communication and performance
14 Changing a culture with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust: Championing freedom and democracy
Paul Edmondson and A. J. Leon
15 Developing a digital strategy: Engaging audiences at Shakespeare’s Globe
16 The impact of new forms of public performance
17 Creating a critical model for the twenty-first century
Conclusion: Digital dreaming
Christie Carson and Peter Kirwan