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Katherine Rowe
Professor of English
Bryn Mawr
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Bryn Mawr, PA 19004
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Current Projects, Recent Publications

“Crowd-sourcing Shakespeare: Screen Work and Screen Play in Second Life™.” Forthcoming in Shakespeare Studies 38, “After Shakespeare on Film,” 2010.

"The Robert Hamilton Ball Papers: Exhibition and Theory". Short term research fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library, November 2009.

“Shakespeare and Media History.” Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare, ed. Margreta Degrazia and Stanley Welles. Forthcoming, Cambridge University Press, 2009.

“Temporal Drag in Shakespearean Media Studies.” Western Humanities Review, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2008, 34-53.

“Medium-Specificity and other Critical Scripts for Screen Shakespeare.” In Diana Henderson, ed., Alternative Shakespeares 3. New York, NY: Routledge, 2007.

New Wave Shakespeare on Screen. With Thomas Cartelli. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2007.


Research Collaborations


Open review collaboration, MediaCommons Press and Shakespeare Quarterly, for issue 61:4, “Shakespeare and New Media,” Spring 2010. Leading Shakespeare Quarterly’s experiment in open peer review for this issue, to my knowledge, the first such experiment by a traditional humanities journal.

The Cambridge World Shakespeare Encyclopedia: An International Digital Resource for Study, Teaching, and Research. Co-PI Co-PI with Bruce Smith, USC. This collaborative effort by Cambridge University Press and the Center for Transformative Scholarship at the University of Southern California will develop an encyclopedia dedicated to Shakespeare studies that aggregates research data from dispersed archives and allows users to map paths through the resources. Prototyping is supported by a grant form the NEH Office for Digital Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, $24,901, 2009-2011.

Reproducing Shakespeare: New Studies in Adaptation & Appropriation. Palgrave MacMillan. 2009 - present.

Series co-editor with Thomas Cartelli.

Reproducing Shakespeare marks the turn in adaptation studies towards re-contextualization, re-formatting, and media convergence. It builds on two decades of growing interest in the "afterlife" of Shakespeare, showcasing some of the best new work in this kind now being produced. The series addresses the repurposing of Shakespeare in different technical, cultural, and performance formats, emphasizing the uses and effects of Shakespearean texts in both national and global networks of reference and communication. Studies in this series pursue a deeper understanding of how and why cultures recycle their classic works, and of the media involved in negotiating these transactions.

Books in production:

“The New (digital) Archivalism and the Liberal Arts.” Co-PI with Laura McGrane (Haverford, Dept. of English) and Timothy Raylor (Carleton, Dept of English). A Mellon 23 Symposium for liberal arts college faculty, with a round-table discussion lead by Caroline Levander, Laura Mandell, and Jeffrey Schnapp. Supported by grants from the Mellon Foundation and the Tri-College Faculty Forum, Haverford College, April 2008.