Open Review: "Shakespeare and New Media"

Original Call for Papers

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 CALL FOR PAPERS

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Special issue of Shakespeare Quarterly, “Shakespeare and New Media,” edited by Katherine Rowe, Bryn Mawr College

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Shakespeare’s works have provided launch content for new media technologies since the seventeenth century, as Peter Donaldson has observed. At the turn of the 21st century, we are experiencing particularly rapid transformation of our basic tools for studying, teaching, learning, reading, performing, editing, archiving, and adapting Shakespeare.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Shakespeare Quarterly invites submissions of essays on the impact of media change, now, in all these arenas of Shakespeare studies. Submissions that make innovative use of new media publication modes, such as hyperlinks to the Folger Shakespeare Library’s digitized collections, are particularly welcome.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Some examples of possible approaches:

  • 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0
  • formalist analysis of Shakespeare’s works in new media formats (games, mash-ups, hypertext editions);
  • readings of specific works (virtual performances of Shakespeare online; multimedia theater; “60-Second Shakespeare”);
  • theoretical engagements with the costs and benefits of remediation and media convergence in the classroom, in performance, reading, archiving, and/or research;
  • reviews of multimediated performances;
  • accounts of the cultural values accruing to Shakespeare in new media, of Shakespeare’s changing (or timeless) “brand,” Bardolatry and media change.
  • 7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Essays must be received by January 15, 2010. Please upload submissions to Editorial Manager, Shakespeare Quarterly’s online manuscript tracking system, at www.edmgr.com/sq.

    8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 For instructions on formatting your submission, please see our Contributor Guidelines.

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