Early American Literature, Puritans and Quakers, technology and pedagogy
medieval literature and culture, Puritan seventeenth century literature and culture, history, medieval and early modern English, literature and religion, literature and law, anthropology and sociology in literature, fencing
I am a historian of the early modern transatlantic puritanism, with a particular focus on communities, correspondence and social networks in the seventeenth century. More broadly, this has generated an interest in social history and the histories of ‘ordinary’ people and their lived experiences. Using a combination of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, my research is interdisciplinary and engages closely with digital humanities. I completed my PhD at the University of East Anglia in 2019. I am currently the Public Engagement and Events Officer for the AboutFace project based in the Department of History at the University of York. I am an experienced events manager with significant experience in the Higher Education sector, and am interested in engaging with creative methods for disseminating academic research to different audiences. I am also interested in academic outreach, and is committed to making research widely accessible to non-specialist audiences.
My research focuses on early modern literature and culture, with particular focus on drama, religion, gender/sexuality, and race. I am also invested in ongoing projects around critical university studies and teaching.
…s: English Lyrics in a European Tradition, Hague: Mouton, 1973
The Christian Revolutionary: John Milton, Berkeley, University of California Press, 1974
Puritans and Libertines: Anglo-French Literary Relations in the Reformation, Berkeley, University of California Press, 1981
Shakespeare in Performance: &…
I head the U.C.B. Shakespeare Program which develops audio-visual/digital materials for the teaching of Shakespeare such as the video documentaries “Shakespeare and the Globe” (distributed by Films for the Humanities),and “Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Restored” and “Shakespeare and the Spanish Connection” (both distributed by TMW Media). In addition to the above-cited web site, “Shakespeare’s Staging,” we have also developed Milton material, such as the documentary “Milton by Himself” (Films for the Humanities) and a website: http://miltonrevealed.berkeley.edu
Spencer D. C. Keralis is a scholar of the past, present, and future of the book. Dr. Keralis is the Founder and Executive Director of Digital Frontiers, a conference and community that brings together the makers and users of digital resources for humanities research, teaching, and learning. Founded in 2012, the conference celebrates it’s 8th anniversary at the University of Texas at Austin in September 2019. Dr Keralis is currently Assistant Professor and Digital Humanities Librarian with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University Library. Dr. Keralis previously served as Research Associate Professor and Head of the Digital Humanities and Collaborative Programs Unit with the Public Services Division of the University of North Texas Libraries. He also served a lecturer in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at the University of Texas at Dallas, as an adjunct instructor in the UNT Department of English, and has taught in the UNT i-School. He holds a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from New York University. His research has appeared in Book History, a special issue American Periodicals on children’s periodicals, and in the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) reports The Problem of Data (2012) and Research Data Management: Principles, Practices, and Prospects (2013). Dr. Keralis’s work on labor ethics in digital humanities pedagogy is forthcoming in Disrupting the Digital Humanities, and the Modern Language Association publication Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments. Dr. Keralis has held a Mellon Fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia, a Legacy Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society, a Summer Residency at the Queer Zine Archive Project, and served as a CLIR Fellow in Academic Libraries with the University of North Texas Libraries. In 2017, he was honored with the Innovative Outreach Award for the Digital Frontiers project by the Texas Digital Library.
I am Lecturer in Digital Approaches to Literature at the Institute of English Studies and Digital Humanities Research Hub at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. I work at the intersection between English literature and computation (computation as a way of thinking and analysing, in addition to creating formal systems through logical and quantitative means, I should clarify). My academic specialties are textual scholarship and bibliography; nineteenth and twentieth century literature, with a particular focus on romanticism, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, antislavery archives and print culture, and modernist authors; digital publishing (XML technologies and other markup languages); data science and corpus analysis approaches to literature, particularly with the R programming language. I also like to experiment with new methods which I am still learning, such as machine learning, network analysis, graph databases and technologies, spatial networks, and digital curation. In addition to my current role, I serve as Associate Director of the Herman Melville Electronic Library and as a core faculty member for the Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, sponsored by the US National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). Before coming to London I was an editor at the Mark Twain Project at the University of California, Berkeley, and a postdoctoral fellow in digital humanities at the University of Maine.
I study the language of colonial science and technology, mostly agriculture and metalwork. By finding texts that bridge the “trade gap” of history and literature – technical treatises, memoriales de arbitristas, legal papers – my research shows how we can unearth the rich literacies and intellectual agencies of understudied groups like women and indigenous experts.
Senior Lecturer in early modern British history and literature in the University of Paris Nanterre in France, Editor of ANGLES, a refereed journal published by the SAES, and former Secretary of the French Shakespeare Society. Areas of Research/Interest:
- Interpretation of violence in Shakespeare’s England (poetics, history, religion and politics);
- Links between gender/genre and performance in drama (from the early modern era to the 21st c.);
- Material and cultural history of early modern Britain;
- Divination and prophecy (from Antiquity to the 17th c.) (hermeneutics, plurilinguism);
- Religious quarrels in the Renaissance;
- Language (with particular emphasis on rhetoric), translation and politics.
I am currently working on the relationship between female kingship and violence in early modern drama. Editorial responsibilities