The next Digital Pragmata panel is coming April 28, 2016: “Print+Web 2: Texts, Publishers, Books.” Claire M. L. Bourne (C.V.; site; Twitter), who will moderate this event, is currently assistant professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she teaches courses on Shakespeare, early modern drama, the history of the book, and theater history.
She is completing a monograph entitled Printed As It Was Played: Typographies of Performance in Early Modern England, which connects typographic experiments in printed plays—mise-en-page, symbolic type, punctuation, illustration, among others—to theatrical innovations borne from emergent dramatic genres—the history play, the comical satire, tragicomedy, and heroic tragedy. It focuses on the difficulties and creativity of remediating performance into readable matter. The book is an extension of her dissertation, which was awarded the J. Leeds Barroll Dissertation Prize in 2013 by the Shakespeare Association of America. She has received support for this project from the Folger Shakespeare Library (long-term fellowship, 2014-15), the Biblographical Society of America (Katharine Pantzer Fellowship in the British Book Trades, 2015-16), VCU’s Humanities Research Center (residential fellowship, Spring 2016), and the Huntington Library (Francis Bacon Foundation Fellowship [short-term], 2016-17).
Her work has been published or is forthcoming in English Literary Renaissance, Papers of the Bibliographic Society of America, Shakespeare Bulletin, Shakespeare, SHARPNews, and edited collections on Christopher Marlowe at the intersection of print and performance; Shakespeare in print after 1642; and early modern marginalia.
Please join us on April 28, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303). The event is free and open to the public, but please register.
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