Virtual Exhibits and Exhibits in Jacksonville, 2022

Virtual Exhibit: The Early Modern Women’s Complaint Index

Rosalind L. Smith, Australian National University 

The Early Modern Women’s Complaint Poetry Index is a digital index of female-authored complaint poetry in English and Scots from 1530 to 1660. The aim of the index is to open up further work on early modern women and complaint poetry, to invite exploration and further analysis of our dataset, and to reinvent the index as a bibliographical tool in a new digital form.

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Virtual Exhibit: Medieval and Early Modern Orients: A Decolonial, Digital Platform

Lubaaba Al-Azami, University of Liverpool, Samera Hassan, London, UK, Aisha Hussain, University of Salford and Hassana Moosa, King’s College London

Medieval and Early Modern Orients (MEMOs) is a women of color led, AHRC-funded, decolonial, digital platform that seeks to further understandings of interactions between England and the pre-modern Islamic world and its notable empires, including the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires. The platform showcases the work of the MEMOs research network and its communities.

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Virtual Exhibit: MEMSLib: A Digital Lockdown Library

Daniella Marie Gonzalez, Parliamentary Archives, UK House of Lords and Anna Hegland, University of Kent and Carthage College

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, MEMSlib provides access to open source and subscription-based databases, and digital collections across the medieval and early modern periods helping students and faculty access research material from home. The award-winning site includes resources on early drama, history, and literature, with a focus on both the traditional and creative.

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Virtual Exhibit: The Procedural Sonnet

Corey Sparks, California State University, Chico

This exhibition presents The Procedural Sonnet, a literary gaming project which uses a narrative hyperlink game platform called Twine to create a video game from the crown of sonnets in Mary Wroth’s Pamphilia to Amphilanthus. The project demonstrates the productive, surprising ways the twenty-first century digital and the early modern poetic collide.

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Virtual Exhibit: Shakespop

Koel Chatterjee, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Dance and Music hosts the Shakespeare Fiction podcast, the Shakespop Vlog, and the Shakespop Blog. For the Digital Project, I propose to focus on the Vlog, which includes interviews with comic book writers, game designers, Shakespeare artefact collectors, and Shakespeare hobbyists, and discuss how a Vlog can be used in a classroom setting as an interactive teaching resource, and how it can be used as an alternative assessment tool to the traditional essay.

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Virtual Exhibit: Turkish Shakespeares

Murat Öğütcü, Cappadocia University

Turkish Shakespeares aims to introduce texts, productions, and research on Turkish Shakespeares to a broader international audience. Blog entries, short descriptions, links to productions and adaptations, and a bibliography with hyperlinks of secondary works aim to digitally archive Shakespeare’s presence in Turkey and facilitate international discussions.

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MyShakespeare Website

Greg Watkins, Stanford University and Sally Treanor, Paradigm Education

MyShakespeare provides media-rich, digital editions of six Shakespeare plays as a free, online resource. This digital exhibit will be an opportunity to sample the site and discuss with the creators what we’ve been learning from within the intersections of digital education, remote learning, and Shakespeare studies.

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Online Featurette Videos to Support the Relaunch of Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation as Part of the ACMRS Press

Anna Corbould, University of Georgia and Geoffrey Way, ACMRS, Borrowers & Lenders Journal

Borrowers and Lenders is an open-access scholarly periodical about Shakespeare’s afterlives. In order to celebrate our move to ACMRS and our new platform for developing new voices, we are going to be creating a series of “teaser” videos featuring our editorial staff and authors, talking about the journal, why such scholarship matters, and previewing upcoming editions.

Shakespeare Census

Adam G. Hooks, University of Iowa and Zachary Lesser, University of Pennsylvania

The Shakespeare Census attempts to locate and describe all extant copies of all editions of Shakespeare’s works through 1700. Details about marginalia, previous ownership, and other signs of reading help book historians, bibliographers, and editors to understand Shakespeare’s changing place in the broader culture. Users can search by a variety of bibliographic features important to current work in the field.

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Shakespeare in the Royal Collection

Sally Barnden, King’s College London and Gordon McMullan, King’s College London

Shakespeare in the Royal Collection is a UK-based research project exploring the Shakespeare-related holdings in the Royal Collection and analyzing the British royals’ relationship with Shakespeare between 1714 and 1945. Its outputs include a searchable database of around 2000 Shakespeare-related objects, an online exhibition and a set of 3D digital visualizations.

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