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Advisory Board

Stephen Orgel

Stephen Orgel


Stephen Orgel has published widely on the political and historical aspects of Renaissance literature, theater, art history and the history of the book. His work is interdisciplinary, and is increasingly concerned with the patronage system, the nature of representation, and performance practice in the Renaissance. His most recent book is Imagining Shakespeare (2003), and he is the author of The Authentic Shakespeare (2002), Impersonations: The Performance of Gender in Shakespeare's England (Cambridge, 1996), The Illusion of Power (Berkeley, 1975), Inigo Jones (London and Berkeley, 1973, in collaboration with Sir Roy Strong), and The Jonsonian Masque (Cambridge, Mass., 1965). He has edited Ben Jonson's masques, Christopher Marlowe's poems and translations, the Oxford Authors John Milton, The Tempest and The Winter's Tale in The Oxford Shakespeare, Trollope's Lady Anna, and Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country, The Age of Innocence and The Reef in the Oxford World's Classics. He is the general editor of Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture, and of the new Pelican Shakespeare. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, NEH Fellowships, and ACLS Fellowships; he has been a Getty Fellow, a visiting fellow at New College, Oxford, and most recently the Clark Lecturer at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.



David Gants

David Gants


David Gants works on book history at either end of the Gutenberg age, specializing in both the emerging European printing trade 1450-1700 and the current digital transformation taking place in the industry. He also explores the potential applications of computer technology in humanities teaching and research. Dr. Gants joined the FSU faculty in the fall of 2007 as part of the new interdisciplinary History of Text Technologies program.


He serves as the Electronic Editor for the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson, a ground-breaking enterprise that seeks to create a new model for electronic scholarly editing. When published in 2008, the Cambridge Jonson will appear in two distinct but complementary media: a six-volume traditional print edition containing the modernized plays, poetry, and prose, textual annotation and commentary, and full introductions to each work; and a on-line scholarly edition consisting not only of the complete print edition in digital form but also old spelling versions of all texts, facsimiles of the original print witnesses, and large archives detailing Jonson's life, his literary sources, historical documents surrounding the production of his masques, and other resources crucial to an understanding of Jonson's life and works.


In the past three years Dr. Gants has also begun work with a group of international scholars and librarians on the Early English Booktrade Database, a networked electronic resource devoted to the organization and dissemination of physical and descriptive bibliographical statistics for books printed in England 1475-1640. When completed, the Database will work as a quantitative complement to the English Short-Title Catalogue as well as biographical resources such as the British Book Trade Index.


Dr. Gants has served on a large number of boards and committees, including the Executive Committee of the Association for Computers and Humanities, and as the Chair of the Textual and Bibliographical Studies Section of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association. He currently is a member of the Advisory Board for the Oxford Works of Edmund Spenser, the Chair of the Fellowship Committee for the Bibliographical Society of America, and Assistant Editor of the Humanist Discussion List.

 


Andrew Gurr

Andrew Gurr


Andrew Gurr has been emeritus for some years now, but is still publishing the products of his research. As a leading theatre historian, he works mainly in the Shakespeare territory. For twenty years he chaired the committees that designed the new Globe in London, and is currently a Trustee working to put the remains of the Rose Theatre on display.


Recent books include, besides a fourth edition of The Shakespeare Stage 1574-1642, and a third of Playgoing in Shakespeare's London, new books about the two leading companies of Shakespeare's time, The Shakespeare Company, 1594-1642,and Shakespeare's Opposites: The Admiral's Company, 1594-1625. In addition, in the last decade he had published fifteen articles about the theatre history of this period.