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- MD Maryland
- Independent Scholar/Librarian
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- book history, bibliography, Renaissance England, Shakespeare, early modern England, hand-press printing, library outreach
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- About Me
Sarah Werner is the author of Studying Early Printed Books 1450‑1800: A Practical Guide (Wiley 2019) and the companion site EarlyPrintedBooks.com. She has also written numerous articles on book history, digital tools, and library outreach, including “Book History and Digital Scholarship” (with Matthew Kirschenbaum) in Book History and “Working Towards a Feminist Printing History” (forthcoming from Print History). Dr Werner’s earlier scholarship focused on Shakespeare and modern performance, and her book Shakespeare and Feminist Performance: Ideology on Stage (Routledge 2001) is still taught and cited by scholars. She worked at the Folger Shakespeare Library for nearly a decade as Undergraduate Program Director and as Digital Media Strategist, and is now a consultant working with special collections libraries to encourage teaching and collaboration with students and faculty using rare materials.
- Recent Publications
Studying Early Printed Books 1450-1800: A Practical Guide (Wiley 2019) and EarlyPrintedBooks.com
“Digital First Folios” The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare’s First Folio, ed. Emma Smith. Cambridge UP, 2016. 170-84.
“Digital Scholarship and Digital Studies: The State of the Discipline.” Co-written with Matthew Kirschenbaum. Book History. 17 (2014) 406-458; DOI: 10.1353/bh.2014.0005.
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- Expertise by Geography
- Expertise by Chronology
- Pre-17th century, 17th century, 18th century
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- Book History, Gender, Libraries & Archives, Literary History