Tara L. Lyons and I are excited to finally share the news that the trustees of the Shakespeare Association of America have accepted our panel Shared Archives, New Methods: Book History and Theater History Across Media for the organization's next annual meeting in Atlanta. The panel brings together book historians and theater historiansto explore new approaches of attending to an overlapping archive of materials related to the performance and publication of early modern plays. We're especially pleased that SAA is willing to let us experiment with format and mount a panel of short talks (±8 minutes each). We hope that these lightning papers will yield a lively and provocative conversation about materiality, method, and media.Read More
I had the privilege of participating in this weekend’s Folger Institute symposium, “Shakespeare’s Theatrical Documents.” What follows is an attempt to synthesize some of the main threads of thought that emerged out of the weekend. These comments represent my own take-aways from the event. If my account seems abstract, it's only because I don't want to speak for the other participants, whose exceptional work for the symposium will surely find its way into a more public place over the next few years.
Organized by Tiffany Stern (Oxford University) and Owen Williams (Folger Institute), the symposium was designed to...Read More