The essays collected in this volume address the digital humanities’ core tensions: fast and slow; surficial and nuanced; quantitative and qualitative. Scholars design algorithms and projects to process, aggregate, encode, and regularize historical texts and artifacts in order to position them for new and further interpretations. Every essay in this book is concerned with the human-machine dynamic, as it bears on early modern research objects and methods. The interpretive work in these pages and in the online projects discussed orients us toward the extensible future of early modern scholarship after the digital turn.
LAURA ESTILL is an Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University, where she edits the World Shakespeare Bibliography (worldshakesbib.org) and DEx: A Database of Dramatic Extracts. Her recent publications include Dramatic Extracts in Seventeenth-Century English Manuscripts: Watching, Reading, Changing Plays (2015) and articles in Shakespeare Quarterly, Digital Literary Studies, and Shakespeare and Textual Studies.
DIANE K. JAKACKI is Digital Scholarship Coordinator and Affiliated Faculty in Comparative Humanities at Bucknell University. Her research specialties include the digital humanities and early modern British literature and drama. She is editing Henry VIII for the Internet Shakespeare Editions and The Shoemaker’s Holiday for Broadview Press. Articles and essays have appeared in Early Theatre, Medieval and Renaissance Drama, and Doing Digital Humanities.
MICHAEL ULLYOT is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Calgary, who researches and teaches early modern literature and the digital humanities. He has published articles on anecdotes, abridgements, and Edmund Spenser. Current projects include a monograph on the rhetoric of exemplarity and a program that detects rhetorical figures of repetition and variation in literary texts (http://acriticismlab.org).
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