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Curriculum Vitae

The following are selected entries from my curriculum vitae. For more detail on these sections and additional information, please see my full CV (PDF). My teaching portfolio is also available on request.

Academic Employment

2013-2016 ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow and Assistant Professor of English and Cultural Studies, University of Western Australia  
2010-2013 University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Western Australia  
2009-2010 Postdoctoral Fellow in Early Modern Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of English, University of Victoria, Canada  


2009 Ph.D. in English and Cultural Studies, University of Western Australia  
2005 B.A. (Honours) in English and Cultural Studies, University of Western Australia  


Current projects

  • A monograph study of the editing and publishing of English Renaissance drama since the eighteenth century, building and relying upon a searchable bibliographical database of editions (2017-18).
  • A "The State of the Art" chapter on recent developments and future directions in criticism and scholarship on John Webster's The White Devil for the Arden Early Modern Drama Guide to the play, edited by Paul Frazer and Adam Hansen (Arden Shakespeare, 2016).
  • (with Michael Best) A chapter, " 'Within this Wooden [2.]O': Shakespeare and New Media in the Digital Age" for inclusion in The Shakespearean World, edited by Jill L. Levenson and Robert Ormsby (Routledge, 2016).
  • (with Hugh Craig) A book, Beyond Authorship: Computational Studies of Early Modern English Drama, offering a series of computational stylistic studies on a significant corpus of early modern English playtexts. (2015)
  • A review article for Early Theatre on issues of authorship attribution and canon formation, provoked by the publication of the RSC/Palgrave MacMillan William Shakespeare & Others: Collaborative Plays (2014), Jeremy Lopez's Constructing the Canon of Early Modern English Drama (2013), and Mac Jackson's Determining the Shakespeare Canon (2014). (2015)
  • (with Laurie Johnson) A chapter, "Greenblatt, Graveyards, and Google," for a collection on Shakespeare and the New Source Study, edited by Dennis A. Britton and Melissa Walter. (2016)
  • (with David McInnis) A critical edition of Ben Jonson's Entertainment for James I (1604) and selections from Dekker's pamphlet, The Wonderful Year (1604), for an innovative anthology titled, Stages of Transition: Plays and Texts from the 1603-1604 London Theater Season, edited by Matteo Pangallo (2016).
  • A collection of modern-spelling, annotated Elizabethan and Jacobean texts on prostitution, crime and punishment, and household governance to serve as supplementary materials for Joost Daalder's edition of The Honest Whore, Parts One and Two, published by the Digital Renaissance Editions.
  • (with Kevin Quarmby) A critical edition of Fair Em for Digital Renaissance Editions.

Refereed articles and chapters

  • Jack Elliott and Brett D. Hirsch, "Arden of Faversham, Shakespearean Authorship, and 'the print of many.'" Shakespearian Authorship: A Companion to The New Oxford Shakespeare, ed. Gabriel Egan and Gary Taylor. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. (Accepted 15 January 2015)
  • Brett D. Hirsch, "Judaism and Jews." The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare. Vol. 1. Shakespeare's World, 1500-1660, ed. Bruce R. Smith. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. (In Press)
  • David Kennedy and Brett D. Hirsch, "Prime Suspect: William Cowper Prime in the Holy Land and the Identity of 'An American' in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, 1858." Palestine Exploration Quarterly 147 (2015). (In press)
  • Brett D. Hirsch, "Three Wax Images, Two Italian Gentlemen, and One English Queen." Magical Transformations on the Early Modern English Stage, ed. Lisa Hopkins and Helen Ostovich. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014. 155-68. PDF.
  • Brett D. Hirsch and Hugh Craig, " 'Mingled Yarn': The State of Computing in Shakespeare 2.0." Digital Shakespeares: Innovations, Interventions, Mediations, ed. Brett D. Hirsch and Hugh Craig. Special issue of The Shakespearean International Yearbook 14 (2014): 3-35. PDF.
  • Brett D. Hirsch, "The Taming of the Jew: Spit and the Civilizing Process in The Merchant of Venice." Staged Transgression in Shakespeare's England, ed. Rory Loughnane and Edel Semple. New York: Palgrave, 2013. 136-52. PDF.
  • Brett D. Hirsch, " 'To see the Playes of Theatre newe wrought': Electronic Editions and Early Tudor Drama." Early Theatre 16.2 (2013): 211-49. PDF.
  • Brett D. Hirsch, "‹/Parentheses›: Digital Humanities and the Place of Pedagogy." Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles, and Politics, ed. Brett D. Hirsch. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2012. 3-30. Full text.
  • Brett D. Hirsch, "Lycanthropy in Early Modern England: The Case of John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi." Diseases of the Imagination and Imaginary Disease in the Early Modern Period. Ed. Yasmin Haskell. Turnhout: Brepols, 2011. 297-337. PDF.
  • Ray Siemens, Mike Elkink, Alastair McColl, Karin Armstrong, James Dixon, Angelsea Saby, Brett D. Hirsch, and Cara Leitch, "Prototyping the Renaissance English Knowledgebase (REKn) and Professional Reading Environment (PReE), Past, Present, and Future Concerns: A Digital Humanities Project Narrative." Digital Studies/Le Champ Numrique 2.2 (2011): n. p. Web. Full text.
  • Brett D. Hirsch, "The Kingdom Has Been Digitized: Electronic Editions of Renaissance Drama and the Long Shadows of Shakespeare and Print." Literature Compass 8.9 (2011): 568-91. PDF.
  • Brett D. Hirsch, "From Jew to Puritan: The Emblematic Owl in Early English Culture." 'This Earthly Stage': World and Stage in Late Medieval and Early Modern England. Ed. Brett D. Hirsch and Christopher Wortham. Turnhout: Brepols, 2010. 131-72. Cursor Mundi 13. PDF.
  • Brett D. Hirsch, "Bringing Richard Brome Online." Early Theatre 13.1 (2010): 137-53. PDF.
  • Ray Siemens, Mike Elkink, Alastair McColl, Karin Armstrong, James Dixon, Angelsea Saby, Brett D. Hirsch and Cara Leitch. "Underpinnings of the Social Edition? A Narrative, 2004-9, for the Renaissance English Knowledgebase (REKn) and Professional Reading Environment (PReE) Projects." Online Humanities Scholarship: The Shape of Things to Come, ed. Jerome McGann. Houston: Rice University Press, 2010. 401-60. PDF.
  • David McInnis and Brett D. Hirsch, "Embodying Shakespeare: Introduction." Early Modern Literary Studies, Spec. Issue 19 (2009): 1.1-13. Full text.
  • Brett D. Hirsch, "Counterfeit Professions: Jewish Daughters and the Drama of Failed Conversion in Marlowe's The Jew of Malta and Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice." Early Modern Literary Studies, Spec. Issue 19 (2009): 4.1-37. Full text.
  • Brett D. Hirsch, Stewart Arneil, and Greg Newton, " 'Mark the Play': Electronic Editions of Shakespeare and Video Content." New Knowledge Environments 1.1. (2009): n.p. Web. Full text.
  • James MacGregor, Michael Joyce, Brett D. Hirsch, Cara Leitch, Ray Siemens, Chia-Ning Chiang, and Rick Kopak, "Revolutionary Reading, Evolutionary Toolmaking: (Re)Development of Scholarly Reading and Annotation Tools in Response to an Ever-Changing Scholarly Climate." New Knowledge Environments 1.1 (2009): n.p. Web. Full text. Reprinted in Scholarly and Research Communication 3.2 (2012): n. pag. Web. Full text.
  • Ray Siemens, Johanne Paquett, Karin Armstrong, Cara Leitch, and Brett D. Hirsch. "Drawing Networks in the Devonshire Manuscript (BL Add MS 17492): Visualizing a Writing Community's Shared Apprenticeship, Social Valuation, and Self-Validation." New Paths for Computing Humanists. Ed. Ray Siemens and Gary Shawver. Spec. Issue of Digital Studies/Le Champ Numrique 1.1 (2009): n. pag. Full text.
  • Brett D. Hirsch, " 'What are these faces?' Interpreting Bearded Women in Macbeth." Renaissance Drama and Poetry in Context: Essays for Christopher Wortham. Ed. Andrew Lynch and Anne M. Scott. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008. 91-114. PDF.
  • Brett D. Hirsch, " 'A Gentle and No Jew': The Difference Marriage Makes in The Merchant of Venice." Parergon, 23.1 (2006): 119-129. PDF.
  • Brett D. Hirsch, "An Italian Werewolf in London: Lycanthropy and The Duchess of Malfi." Early Modern Literary Studies, 11.2 (2005): 2.1-34. Full text.
  • Brett D. Hirsch, " 'In the likeness of a Jew': Kabbalah and The Merchant of Venice." The Ben Jonson Journal, 12 (2005): 119-40. PDF.

Refereed short articles and notes

  • Brett D. Hirsch, "Digital Renaissance Editions." Journal of Early Modern Cultural Studies 13.4 (2013): 136-39. PDF.
  • Brett D. Hirsch, "Hornpipes and Disordered Dancing in The Late Lancashire Witches: A Reel Crux?" Early Theatre 16.1 (2013): 139-49. PDF.
  • Brett D. Hirsch, "Rousing the Night Owl: Malvolio, Twelfth Night, and anti-Puritan Satire." Notes & Queries, 56.1 (2009): 53-55. PDF.
  • Brett D. Hirsch, "Thomas Heywood and the Werewolves: A Source for The Witches of Lancashire." Notes & Queries, 53.4 (2006): 531-33. PDF.
  • Brett D. Hirsch, "Werewolves and Severed Hands: Webster's The Duchess of Malfi and Heywood and Brome's The Witches of Lancashire." Notes & Queries, 53.1 (2006): 91-3. PDF.

Refereed collections

Digital projects

  • Coordinating editor (2006-present). Digital Renaissance Editions. A project to publish critical editions of non-Shakespearean Renaissance drama, using the publishing platform developed by the Internet Shakespeare Editions. CI: Brett D. Hirsch (U Western Australia).
  • Coordinating editor (2013-present). Bibliography of Editions of Early English Drama. A project to develop a comprehensive bibliographical database of editions of early English drama produced since the eighteenth century. CI: Brett D. Hirsch (U Western Australia).
  • Editorial board (2011-present). The Map of Early Modern London. A project to publish an interactive map of Shakespeare's London, linked to scholarly articles about the history and culture of the city, its streets and landmarks. CI: Janelle Jenstad (U Victoria).
  • Contributor (2010-present). Lost Plays Database. A peer-reviewed Wiki-style forum for scholars to share information about lost plays in England, 1570-1642. CIs: Roslyn L. Knutson (U Arkansas at Little Rock) and David McInnis (U Melbourne).
  • Academic consultant (2013-present). The Bodleian First Folio. A project to publish a digital facsimile of Bodleian Arch. G c.7, with high-resolution images and TEI-compliant transcriptions. CI: Pip Willcox (Bodleian Library).

Recent conference papers and public lectures

  • Brett D. Hirsch, "Trees and Forests: Authorship Attribution and Company Style." Paper. Shakespearean Perceptions, Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association Biennial International Conference, U Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, 4 October 2014.
  • Brett D. Hirsch, "On Never Working Alone, or The Dream of Company Style." Paper. Beyond Authorship, Centre for Literary and Linguistic Computing, U Newcastle, Newcastle, 25 June 2014.
  • Brett D. Hirsch, " 'O, that this too, too pixelated flesh would melt': The Decade in Digital Shakespeare Studies." Public lecture. Digital Humanities Research Seminar, Institute for Advanced Studies, U Western Australia, Perth, 23 May 2014. PDF.
  • Brett D. Hirsch, " 'Our Author he hath found': Early Modern Drama and the Mysteries of Authorship Attribution." Public lecture. ECHO Humanities Forum, Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, NUI Galway, Galway, 27 March 2014.
  • Brett D. Hirsch, "The Fortunes of Fedele and Fortunio." Invited paper. Group for Renaissance Research Reading, U Strathclyde, Glasgow, 2 December 2013.
  • Brett D. Hirsch, "Electronically Editing Fair Em: Comedy, Computers, and Collaboration." Inaugural public lecture. The Future of Editing: A Bodleian Digital Seminar Series, Bodleian Library, Oxford U, Oxford, 8 November 2013.


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