Galey explores how Shakespeare texts became material for new media experiments. Looking historically at the archive, the book, photography, sound and information, as well as theories of information and computing, this book is of interest to scholars of the digital humanities, Shakespeare studies, and media history.
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Alan Galey is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on intersections between textual scholarship and digital technologies. He has published in journals such as Shakespeare Quarterly and Archival Science, and his article 'The Enkindling Reciter: E-Books in the Bibliographical Imagination', in Book History (2012), was awarded the Fredson Bowers Prize by the Society for Textual Scholarship. He is also the co-editor of Shakespeare, the Bible, and the Form of the Book: Contested Scriptures (2011).
1. Introduction: scenes from the prehistory of digitization; 2. Leaves of brass: Shakespeare and the idea of the archive; 3. The archive and the book: information architectures from Folio to variorum; 4. The counterfeit presentments of Victorian photography; 5. Inventing Shakespeare's voice: early sound transmission and recording; 6. Networks of deep impression: Shakespeare and the modern invention of information; 7. Data and the ghosts of materiality; 8. Conclusion: sites of Shakespearean memory.
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