A venue for digital humanists studying early modern texts and culture (roughly 1450-1700), principally in the English language. The EMDC serves at least three purposes:
1 / to foster scholarly collaborations among early modern DHists;
2 / to pose + answer questions specific to our research objects; and
3 / to propose + test ways for current tools and resources to address our joint + several problems.
How will immersive virtual reality (VR) cognitively affect the audiences who interface with it to interpret Shakespeare performances? Current theories of performance and cognition are based on theatre and film audiences, but VR performances combine features of both media: a disembodied spectral presence, like a theatrical audience; and a flexible…[Read more]
English 412 is, in its official description, “A survey of drama from 1558 to 1603, including works by William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe.” In this version from 2017, students focused on six revenge tragedies, the blockbuster genre of the Elizabethan theatre: plays filled with bloody violence, elevated rhetoric, and ghosts imploring…[Read more]
Whitney Sperrazza deposited Patterns of Violence: Critical Making and the She/Her/Hers of Early Modern Poetry in the group EMDC: The Early Modern Digital Collaboratory on MLA Commons 3 years, 9 months ago
Short paper presented for MLA 2019 Session 417 – “Critical Computation: What’s Next?”
Eric Dunnum deposited Dauphine Was Right: Masques, the Authenticity of (Un)Performed Identity, and the Two Prologues of Epicene in the group EMDC: The Early Modern Digital Collaboratory on MLA Commons 4 years, 10 months ago
This paper argues that Epicene, Jonson’s first public play after being made official court masque writer, is unusually optimistic about the possibilities of drama. The play explores the possibility of creating an authentic personality through performance, an idea that Jonson is often hostile towards. However, Jonson’s flirtation with this…[Read more]
One day after our creation and the EMDC has 7 new members!