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Early Modern Studies after the Digital Turn

The essays collected in this volume address the digital humanities’ core tensions: fast and slow; surficial and nuanced; quantitative and qualitative. Scholars design algorithms and projects to process, aggregate, encode, and regularize historical texts and artifacts in order to position them for new and further interpretations. Every essay in this book is concerned with the human-machine dynamic, as it bears on early modern research objects and methods. The interpretive work in these pages and in the online projects discussed orients us toward the extensible future of early modern scholarship after the digital turn.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii
Introduction
Laura Estill, Diane K. Jakacki, and Michael Ullyot 1
Books in Space: Adjacency, EEBO-TCP, and Early Modern Dramatists
Michael Witmore and Jonathan Hope 9
Plotting the “Female Wits” Controversy: Gender, Genre, and Printed Plays, 1670–1699
Mattie Burkert 35
A Bird’s-Eye View of Early Modern Latin: Distant Reading, Network Analysis, and Style Variation
Maciej Eder 61
Displaying Textual and Translational Variants in a Hypertextual and Multilingual Edition of Shakespeare’s Multi-text Plays
Jesús Tronch 89
Re-Modeling the Edition: Creating the Corpus of Folger Digital Texts
Rebecca Niles and Michael Poston 117
Collaborative Curation and Exploration of the EEBO-TCP Corpus
Martin Mueller, Philip R. Burns, and Craig A. Berry 145
“Ill shapen sounds, and false orthography”: A Computational Approach to Early English Orthographic Variation
Anupam Basu 167
Linked Open Data and Semantic Web Technologies in Emblematica Online
Timothy W. Cole, Myung-Ja K. Han, and Mara R. Wade 201
Mapping Toponyms in Early Modern Plays with the Map of Early Modern London and Internet Shakespeare Editions Projects: A Case Study in Interoperability
Janelle Jenstad and Diane K. Jakacki 237
Microstoria 2.0: Geo-locating Renaissance Spatial and Architectural History
Fabrizio Nevola 259
Gazing into Imaginary Spaces: Digital Modeling and the Representation of Reality
John N. Wall 283
Cambridge Revisited?: Simulation, Methodology, and Phenomenology in the Study of Theatre History
Jennifer Roberts-Smith, Shawn DeSouza-Coelho, and Paul J. Stoesser 319
Staying Relevant: Marketing Shakespearean Performance through Social Media
Geoffrey Way 345
Contributors 373

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