Editing Shakespeare

A Day Conference with English 521

University of Victoria

April 17, 2014

1:00-2:40. From the Stage to the Illustrated Page in Early Editions

Chair: Janelle Jenstad

Holly Triebwasser
“Eighteenth-Century Editorial/Theatrical Influences on Macbeth’s Weird Sisters”

Rebecca Rogers
“So Many Alexanders: Nineteenth-Century Theatre and Henry V, Act 4.7”

Meredith Holmes
“Visual Education in Charles Knight’s Dream

Tea Break

3:00-4:30. Modern Editors and their Agendas

Chair: Janelle Jenstad

Alexandra (Ali) Amundson
“Battling the Bawdy: Examining Thomas Bowdler’s Editorial Practice in Othello

Aaron Kozak
“An Alternate Epilogue to As You Like It: The Social Text and Editorial Bias”

Jana Millar Usiskin
“Enter the Public: Editing the Performance of Punishment in Titus Andronicus

Conference Participants

Alexandra (Ali) Amundson is an undergraduate student at the University of Victoria in the English Honours program. She particularly enjoys studying Early Modern literature.

Meredith Holmes studies sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature in the Medieval and Early Modern Studies concentration at the University of Victoria. She works for The Map of Early Modern London project, and also loves the literature of the long eighteenth century.

Janelle Jenstad is Associate Professor of English at the University of Victoria. She is the Director of The Map of Early Modern London project and Assistant Coordinating Editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions, for which she is editing The Merchant of Venice.

Aaron Kozak is in the final months of an MA in English at the University of Victoria. In 2010 a short play he wrote called Take Me Out was performed at the University of Ottawa. His favourite Shakespeare play is Romeo and Juliet.

Rebecca Rogers is an MA student and Teaching Assistant in the Department of English at the University of Victoria, where she also completed a degree in Political Science and Slavic Studies. Although her focus is on Canadian art and literature, she enjoys exploring the challenges of Shakespeare studies!

Holly Triebwasser is an MA student in English with a concentration in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. Her primary interest is in seventeenth-century poetry and drama.

Jana Millar Usiskin is a SSHRC-funded PhD student in the English Department at the University of Victoria. She is currently working with the Modernist Versions Project and the Maker Lab in the Humanities on big data approaches to literary modernism.

Download program as a .docx file.