Bibliographic Details

Shakespeare and the digital world : redefining scholarship and practice / edited by Christie Carsonand and Peter Kirwan.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Description xv, 262 pages ; 23 cm
Language English
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Study and teaching -- Technological innovations.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- In mass media.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Literature and technology.
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Neue Medien.
Forschung.
Digital Humanities.
Literature and technology.
Mass media.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10084905
Other authors / contributors Carson, Christie, editor of compilation.
Kirwan, Peter, editor of compilation.
ISBN 9781107064362 (hardback)
1107064368 (hardback)
9781107660786 (paperback)
1107660785 (paperback)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Due to the unique cultural capital of his works, Shakespeare has long been the test subject for new methods and digital advances in arts scholarship. Shakespeare sits at the forefront of the digital humanities - in archiving, teaching, performance and editing - impacting on scholars, theatres and professional organisations alike. The pace at which new technologies have developed is unprecedented (and the pressure to keep up is only growing). This book offers seventeen new essays that assess the opportunities and pitfalls presented by the twenty-first century for the ongoing exploration of Shakespeare. Through contributions from a broad range of scholars and practitioners, including case studies from those working in the field, the collection engages with the impact of the digital revolution on Shakespeare studies. By assessing and mediating this sometimes controversial digital technology, the book is relevant to those interested in the digital humanities as well as to Shakespeare scholars and enthusiasts"--
Review by Choice Review

The rich cultural capital of William Shakespeare offers researchers in the digital humanities a unique opportunity. His work provides raw material across the digital spectrum for projects on archiving, teaching, performing, and editing. Shakespeare and the Digital World collects 17 new essays, from both scholars and practitioners, that explore how new technology can help readers develop a deeper understanding of the man and his plays. Carson (Univ. of London, UK) and Kirwan (Univ. of Nottingham, UK) divide the book into four sections. The first two, which outline work that scholars have done to expand understanding of the literature in the classroom and online, take on research and pedagogy. The other two parts are dedicated to more theoretical discussion: they discuss "publishing and academic identity" and "communication and performance" in an online world, with the Bard as focal point. Each part, and the book as a whole, includes an introduction from the editors that helps frame the essays within the Shakespearean community. This will be an important title for literature departments as it offers a look at the promise of digital humanities while expanding understanding of Shakespeare studies. Summing Up: Recommended. All academic readers. --John Rodzvilla, Emerson College

Copyright American Library Association, used with permission.
Review by Choice Review