Not Without Qualms: Shakespeare, Digitization, and Critical Making

Talk

WHEN October 7, 2019
6:30-8pm WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

The digitization of early modern England’s print culture has reignited the quest to locate Shakespeare's missing presence. Scholars once searched out lost manuscripts; now computational analysis promises to identify signature features "encoded in the text," as Peter Kirwan puts it. This talk addresses what happens when we use digital affordances to read Shakespeare in the opposite direction, not as the source of unparalleled poetic influence, but as the storehouse of a culture’s proverbs, jokes, and mottos.

Speakers
  • Ellen Mackay, Associate Professor of English and TAPS, University of Chicago
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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