Digital Renaissance Editions

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Publications and Media


2016. Hirsch, Brett D., and Jenstad, Janelle. “Beyond the Text: Digital Editions and Performance.” Shakespeare Bulletin 34.1 (2016): 107–27.

2014. Hirsch, Brett D., and Craig, Hugh. “ ‘Mingled Yarn’: The State of Computing in Shakespeare 2.0”. Brett D. Hirsch and Hugh Craig (eds), Digital Shakespeares: Innovations, Interventions, Mediations. Special issue of The Shakespearean International Yearbook 14: 3-35.

2013. Hirsch, Brett D. “ ‘To see the Playes of Theatre newe wrought’: Electronic Editions and Early Tudor Drama”. Early Theatre 16.2: 211-49.

2013. Hirsch, Brett D. “Digital Renaissance Editions”. Journal of Early Modern Cultural Studies 13.4: 138–39. 

2011. Hirsch, Brett D. “The Kingdom Has Been Digitized: Electronic Editions of Renaissance Drama and the Long Shadows of Shakespeare and Print”. Literature Compass 8.9: 568-91.

Conference presentations

2016. Hirsch, Brett D., and Pratt, Aaron. “Infinite Riches in a Little ROM”. Invited paper. MLA Committee on the New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare, Modern Languages Association Annual Convention, Austin.

2015. Hirsch, Brett D. “Comedy, Computers, and Collaborators: Reflections on Editing Fair Em for Digital Renaissance Editions”. Invited paper. Making Links: Texts, Contexts, and Performance in Digital Editions of Early Modern Drama, U Victoria, Victoria.

2013. Hirsch, Brett D. “The Case for Electronic Editions”. Paper. Reanimating Playbooks, Shakespeare Institute, U Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon.

2013. Hirsch, Brett D. “Digital Editions, Editorial and Publishing Histories, and Computational Stylistics”. Invited paper. GW Digital Humanities Symposium, George Washington U, Washington.

2012. Hirsch, Brett D. “Bringing Early Tudor Drama Online”. Invited paper. Editing Early Texts: Practice and Protocol, Massey U, Wellington.

2012. Hirsch, Brett D. “The Digital Renaissance Editions”. Poster. Digital Humanities Australasia 2012: Building, Mapping, Connecting, Inaugural International Conference of the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities, Australian National U, Canberra.

2012. Hirsch, Brett D. “ ‘To see the Playes of Theatre newe wrought’: Electronic Editions of Early Tudor Drama”. Invited paper. New Directions in Earlier Tudor Drama, Modern Languages Association Annual Convention, Seattle.

2011. Hirsch, Brett D. “Expanded and Electrified: The Digital Renaissance Editions and the Canon”. Invited paper. Shakespearean Reverie, Shakespeare in the Park Festival Symposium, U Southern Queensland, Toowoomba.

2011. Hirsch, Brett D. “ ‘And lay new Plat-formes to endammage them’: The Edited Page in Print and Online”. Paper. Shakespeare: Sources and Adaptation, Cambridge Shakespeare Conference, Cambridge U, Cambridge.

2011. Hirsch, Brett D. “Book, Bard, and Canon; or, Why We Need Electronic Editions of Renaissance Drama”. Paper. Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies Biennial International Conference, U Otago, Dunedin.

2010. Hirsch, Brett D. “The Long Shadow(s) of Shakespeare and Print: The Challenges for Electronic Editions”. Invited paper. Electronic Editions of Early Modern Drama, Renaissance Society of American Annual Meeting, Venice.


2015. Reid, Lindsay Ann. “Digital Acting Parts and Digital Renaissance Editions.” The Shakespeare Standard, 7 June 2015.

2015. “New look for old stage plays”. In Adelaide, 15 May 2015.

2015. “UWA makes 400-year-old plays accessible to a global audience for free”. Keep It Clever, Universities Australia, 5 May 2015.

2015. “UWA brings Shakespeare’s contemporaries to a global audience”. University News, 16 April 2015.

2015. “The Renaissance goes digital”. eResearch@Flinders, 16 April 2015.

2015. “Digital Renaissance Editions launched”. ANZSA Bulletin, 15 April 2015.


2015. Wittek, Stephen. Rev. of The Honest Whore, Part 1, ed. Joost Daalder, Digital Renaissance Editions. This Rough Magic (June 2015).


2015. McInnis, David. “Marlowe and Electronic Resources”. Sara Munson Deats and Robert A. Logan (eds), Christopher Marlowe at 450. Farnham: Ashgate. 309-26.

2014. Lopez, Jeremy. Constructing the Canon of Early Modern Drama. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2014. McInnis, David. "Webs of Engagement". Christie Carson and Peter Kirwan (eds), Shakespeare and the Digital World: Redefining Scholarship and Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 43–55.

2013. Clement, Jennifer. “Beyond Shakespeare: Early Modern Adaptation Studies and Its Potential”. Literature Compass 10.9: 677-87.

2012. Giles-Watson, Maura. “Performing Arguments: Debate in Early English Poetry and Drama”. Ph.D. Dissertation: University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

2012. Giddens, Eugene. “Digital Revolutions and Digital Delays: Electronic Editions of Renaissance Literature”. Book 2.0 1.1: 21-30.

2010. Bowers, Jennifer, and Peggy Keeran. Literary Research and the British Renaissance and Early Modern Period: Strategies and Sources. Lanham: Scarecrow Press. Literary Research: Strategies and Sources 8.

2010. Giannini, Natalie Renee. “Serving at the Pleasure of the Queen: Staging Counsel in Elizabethan England”. Ph.D. Dissertation: University of California–Davis.

2008. Best, Michael. “The Internet Shakespeare Editions: Scholarly Shakespeare on the Web”. Shakespeare 4.3: 221-33.

2008. Uttke, Margaret E. “New Directions in Editing Renaissance Drama: Reading, Performance, and the Digital Age”. MA Dissertation: University of Notre Dame.