Dr. Laura Estill

Dr. Laura Estill

Associate Professor
405
Nicholson Tower
(902) 867-4844

 

Academic Position:

Associate Professor

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities

 

Degrees

  • Ph.D. English (Wayne State University)
  • M.A. English (University of Toronto)
  • B.A. Honours with Distinction, English and Drama (University of Windsor)

 

Research Interests

Digital Humanities; Digital Pedagogy; Shakespeare; Early Modern Literature; Book History; Manuscript Studies

 

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 100 Introduction to Literature and Critical Writing
  • ENGL 397 Selected Topics: How to Judge a Book By Its Cover

Recent publications

Book Monograph

Dramatic Extracts in Seventeenth-Century English Manuscripts: Watching, Reading, Changing Plays. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 2015. xxviii + 255 pp.

 

Edited Collections

Early British Drama in Manuscript. Co-edited with Tamara Atkin. Forthcoming, Brepols.

Early Modern Studies after the Digital Turn. Co-edited with Diane Jakacki and Michael Ullyot. Toronto: Iter and Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2016. viii + 378 pp.

 

Digital Projects

Editor, World Shakespeare Bibliography.

Editor, with Beatrice Montedoro, DEx: A Database of Dramatic Extracts.

 

Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

“The Urge to Organize Early Modern Miscellanies,” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. 11.2 (2018): 27-73.

“Storing and Accessing Knowledge: Digital Tools for the Study of Early Modern Drama,” co-authored with Andie Silva. Shakespeare’s Language in Digital Media: Old Words, New Tools. Ed. Janelle Jenstad, Jennifer Roberts-Smith, and Mark Kaethler. Abingdon: Routledge, 2018. 131-43.

Is Falstaff Falstaff? Is Prince Hal Henry V?: Topic Modeling Shakespeare’s Plays,”  co-authored with Luis Meneses. Digital Studies/Champ Numérique 8.1 (2018).

 “Collaborative Knowledge Creation and Student-Led Assignment Design: Wikipedia in University Literature Classes” Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ) 11.3 (2017).

 “Shakespeare and Disciplinarity.” The Shakespeare User: Critical and Creative Appropriations in a Networked Culture. Ed. Valerie Fazel and Louise Geddes. New York: Palgrave, 2017. 167-86.

Encoding the Edge: Manuscript Marginalia and the TEI,” Digital Literary Studies 1.1 (2016): 62-78.

  “Commonplacing Shakespeare.” Shakespeare and Textual Studies.  Ed. M. J. Kidnie and Sonia Massai.  Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015. 149-62.

“‘Spare your arithmetic, never count the turns’: A Statistical Analysis of Writing about Shakespeare, 1960-2010,” co-written with Dominic Klyve and Kate Bridal, Shakespeare Quarterly 66.1 (2015): 1-28.

Evaluating Digital Remediations of Women’s Manuscripts.”  Co-authored with Michelle Levy.  Beyond Accessibility: Textual Studies in the 21st Century.  Ed. Brent Nelson and Richard Cunningham. Digital Studies/Champ Numérique 6 (2015).

Digital Bibliography and Global Shakespeare.”  Scholarly and Research Communication 5.4 (2014): 13 pp.

Commonplace Markers and Quotation MarksArchBook: Architectures of the Book.  Ed. Alan Galey et al. University of Toronto iSchool.  2014.

“‘All the Adulteries of Art’: The Dramatic Excerpts of Margaret Bellasys’s BL Add. MS 10309.” New Ways of Looking at Old Texts V: Papers of the Renaissance English Text Society 2007-2012.  Ed. Michael Denbo. Tempe, AZ: Renaissance English Texts Society and Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2014. 235-45.

“New Contexts for Early Tudor Plays: William Briton, an early reader of Gorboduc,” Early Theatre 16.2 (2013): 197-210.

“‘Pretty booke when I am gone’: Folger MS. V.a.262 and its Compiler,” Huntington Library Quarterly 76.3 (2013): 413-32.

A Late Seventeenth-Century Reader of Sir John Suckling’s Fragmenta Aurea,” Opuscula: Short Texts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance 2.5 (2012): 1-10.

 “Manuscript Circulation.”  Co-authored with Arthur F. Marotti.  The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare.  Ed. Arthur F. Kinney.  Oxford: Oxford UP, 2012. 53-70.