MemberAndrew Keener

…SCEMBI), an undergraduate-driven rare book cataloging and exhibition project based at Santa Clara University Archives & Special Collections. Involving students, library staff, and faculty, SCEMBI employs techniques in literary studies, book history and bibliography, and library science to share and spread knowledge about SCU’s oldest books. The work we do enhances the globally-accessible English Short Title Catalogue, the British Library’s online catalog for p…

Drawing on book history methods, translation studies, and theater and performance studies, I research how bilingual and multilingual dictionaries, grammars, and conversation guides printed in early modern England shaped and were shaped by cosmopolitan dramatic works by William Shakespeare, Thomas Kyd, Ben Jonson, and other playwrights. I am also beginning a new project interested in the developing vocabularies of mixing, combination, and diversity as they manifest in tragicomedy and other dramatic subgenres. I also teach courses on Shakespeare, book history, critical thinking, and writing in English.

MemberAlan Galey

Alan Galey is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, where he also teaches in the collaborative program in Book History and Print Culture. He is currently working on two primary research projects: a set of open-source digital prototypes titled Visualizing Variation, for which he holds a Folger Shakespeare Library fellowship, and a book-length study titled The Veil of Code: Studies in Born-Digital Bibliography. He is also co-editor of the digital book history project Architectures of the Book ( He has published in journals such as Book History, Shakespeare Quarterly, Literary and Linguistic Computing, College Literature, and Archival Science, and has co-edited the book collection Shakespeare, the Bible, and the Form of the Book: Contested Scriptures (with Travis DeCook; Routledge, 2011). His article “The Enkindling Reciter: E-Books in the Bibliographical Imagination,” published in Book History in 2012, was awarded the Fredson Bowers Prize by the Society for Textual Scholarship. He was also given the Outstanding Instructor Award by the Master of Information Student Council for 2013-2014. His first monograph book, The Shakespearean Archive: Experiments in New Media from the Renaissance to Postmodernity, was published in 2014 by Cambridge University Press.

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MemberRebecca Haidt

18th-19th C cultures, literatures; comparative studies; gender, sexuality; material culture; cultural history; Spain; Spain-Cuba and Spain-North Africa 18th-19th centuries; convict transport history; labor history and history of women’s work; fashion and costume history; Madrid; Iberian studies; Enlightenment; book history; translation; media studies; popular culture; popular theatre; prose fiction; European literary history; history of ideas.