Exhibits in Portland, OR

CADRE: Co-Authored Drama in Renaissance England

EXHIBITOR: Rory Loughnane, University of Kent

Inspired by the Lost Plays Database, CADRE or Co-Authored Drama in Renaissance England is a wiki-style forum for scholars to share evidence and information about the coauthorship–a term that includes practices of collaboration, revision, and adaptation–of early modern plays and other entertainments.

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Early Modern Songscapes

EXHIBITORS: Katherine R. Larson, University of Toronto, Scott A. Trudell, University of Maryland, and Sarah F. Williams, University of South Carolina

Early Modern Songscapes is an interdisciplinary collaborative project focusing on 16th- and 17th-century English song. Our beta website offers users a chance to see, hear, and explore early modern English “ayres,” or songs with a primary vocal line. The SAA digital exhibit will allow us to open up questions about 1) best practices for digital preservation, 2) how Early Modern Songscapes might generate future work on song’s multidimensionality in the early modern context, and 3) creative approaches to scholarly transmission.

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Linked Early Modern Drama Online (LEMDO)

EXHIBITOR: Janelle Auriol Jenstad, University of Victoria 

Linked Early Modern Drama Online (LEMDO) will showcase its open-access encoding and editorial guidelines, which can be used to teach editorial praxis and text encoding. In addition, it will publicize the new website for the Queen’s Men Editions (QME), including performance editions and a new edition of Robert Greene’s Selimus.

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London Stage Database

EXHIBITOR: Mattie Burkert, University of Oregon

The London Stage Database is a peer-reviewed, open-access website that allows users to explore theatrical performance records from the period that arguably invented “Shakespeare” as we know him: the long eighteenth century. As a digital exhibitor, I aim to connect with new and existing users and to seek input that will help shape the next phase of active project development.

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MoEML Mayoral Shows

EXHIBITOR: Mark Kaethler, Medicine Hat College

MoEML Mayoral Shows is an open-access anthology of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century mayoral shows. The project uses the Map of Early Modern London’s GIS to situate these early performances at the spaces where the pageants were staged. It aims to provide updated modern-spelling scholarly editions of these texts alongside diplomatic transcriptions for classroom purposes as well as scholarship related to these civic performances.

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Play the Knave: Experimenting with Shakespeare in Mixed Reality and Virtual Reality

EXHIBITORS: Gina Bloom, University of California, Davis, Colin Milburn, University of California, Davis, and Nicholas Toothman, California State University, Bakersfield

Using a Kinect motion-sensing camera (mixed reality version) or VR headsets (virtual reality version), players use their bodies to animate avatars in a karaoke-style digital production of a Shakespeare scene. Play the Knave is a tool for teaching Shakespeare using 21st-century gaming technology and for doing research on embodied, experimental play.

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shakedsetc.org: Historic Shakespeare Editions!

EXHIBITOR: M. L. Stapleton, Purdue University, Fort Wayne

My website has been operative since 2018. I sought to design a digital library of historic editions for pursuing Shakespeare scholarship in any field. Colleagues who desired to examine the reception history of the canon from an editorial perspective could then conduct their research easily. My main goal was to make these materials accessible to anyone, a resource for everyone that could be utilized on a computer, tablet, or smartphone at the user’s convenience.

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The Stratford Heritage Guide

EXHIBITOR: Katherine I. Knowles, Michigan State University

This mapping and text analysis project analyzes the evolving narratives surrounding cultural heritage sites in Stratford-upon-Avon. It explores how Shakespeare’s legacy is constructed spatially through the town and how, despite the locations described remaining fundamentally the same across different guidebooks, the stories around heritage sites are continually reshaped.

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Throughlines: Reimagining the Premodern Studies Classroom

EXHIBITORS: Taylor Flamini, Arizona State University, Leah Newsom, Arizona State University, and Laura Turchi, Arizona State University

By providing accessible and free online teaching resources for premodern critical race studies, Throughlines changes how premodern literature, history, and culture is taught. This exhibit showcases the wide range of instructional materials: lectures, exemplar syllabi, classroom activities, discussion models, and more, underdevelopment with RaceB4Race scholars.

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Women’s Early Modern Letters Online (WEMLO)

EXHIBITOR: Kim R. D. McLean-Fiander, University of Victoria

Launched at Oxford in 2016, WEMLO is an SSEMWG award-winning finding aid for basic descriptions (sender, recipient, date, origin, destination, abstract, shelfmark, and repository) of women’s correspondence from the 16th-18th centuries. It currently includes 25,671 individual letter records, 2,305 letter transcriptions, and 35 individual women’s correspondence catalogues.

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