Books in Progress
Her new book project is Early Modern Intellectual Networks: Emblems as Open Sources. In digital terms, the “open source” model generates collaborative communities based on the modification, extension, and wide distribution of a source code along diverse paths of communication. These aspects of “open source” also describe the dynamics of the early modern emblem, a combination of texts and pictures that were continuously modified, repurposed, and reassembled to produce new meaning for new audiences. In Early Modern Intellectual Networks: Emblems as Open Sources, I advance an entirely new argument about the role of emblems in both producing and connecting networks of learning and friendship.
The Politics of Culture: Public Humanities in the Free Imperial City, Nürnberg 1521-1620 builds on a discovery made at the Newberry Library 2016-2017 as an Andrew J. Mellon and NEH fellow. The Kress Foundation has awarded a grant for a conference organized together with Dr. Lia Markey, Director, Center for Renaissance Studies, Newberry Library. A conference volume and graduate student research will also be supported with this grant.
Emblematica. Essays in Word and Image
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As managing editor:
Emblematica. An Interdisciplinary Journal for Emblem Studies. Volume 22, 2016 (with AMS Press).
Emblematica. Essays in Word and Image. Volume 1, 2017.
Emblematica. Essays in Word and Image. Volume 2, 2018 (in progress).
As guest editor:
Emblematica. An Interdisciplinary Journal for Emblem Studies. Volume 16, 2008.
Emblematica. An Interdisciplinary Journal for Emblem Studies. Volume 15, 2007. (This volume earned special mention in the Times Literary Supplement of Learned Journals, 2 November 2007, 22.)
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Gender Matters: Discourses of Violence in Early Modern Literature and the Arts. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2014. (=Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft, Vol. 169. ) 385 pp. 22 illustrations, some in color. This book was presented at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, Chicago, 2014.
(with Sara C. Smart, ed.) The Palatine Wedding of 1613: Protestant Alliance and Court Festival. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2013. (=Wolfenbütteler Abhandlungen zur Renaissanceforschung, Vol. 29) 650 pp.; 100 illustrations; 22 color plates. This book was presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair, October 2013. It earned the Weiss/ Brown Award in Renaissance Studies from the Newberry Library, Chicago.
Emblem Digitization: Conducting Digital Research with Renaissance Texts and Images 2012. (= Early Modern Literary Studies, Special Issue 20). http://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/emlshome.html
Emblems in the Twenty-First Century: Materials and Media. (Part II) New York: AMS, 2008. (= Emblematica, Vol. 16).
(with Simon McKeown) The Emblem in Scandinavia and the Baltic. Glasgow: Glasgow Emblem Studies, 2007. (=Glasgow Emblem Studies, Vol. 11).
Emblems in the Twenty-First Century: Materials and Media. (Part I) New York: AMS, 2007. (= Emblematica, Vol. 15). This volume received special mention in the Times Literary Supplement of Learned Journals, 2 November 2007, 22.
(with Warren U. Ober) Russian Translations from English and German Poetry. Waterloo, Ontario: University of Waterloo, 2005. (=Germano-Slavica, Vol. 15).
(with Glenn Ehrstine) Foreign Encounters in German Literature Before 1700. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2004. (=double volume, Daphnis 33).
(with Gerhard F. Strasser) Die Domänen des Emblems: Außerliterarische Anwendungen der Emblematik. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2004. (=Wolfenbütteler Arbeiten zur Barockforschung, Vol. 39.
Digital Collections and the Management of Knowledge: Renaissance Emblem Literature as a Case Study for the Digitization of Rare Texts and Images. Salzburg: DigiCULT, 2004. http://www.digicult.info/downloads/dc_emblemsbook_highres.pdf
Pomp, Power and Politics: Essays Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Coronation of King Christian IV of Denmark (1596). Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2003 (=double volume, Daphnis 32).
Dedekind, Constantin Christian. Neue Geistliche Schauspiele,1670. Facsimile of the first edition, with an introduction by Mara R. Wade. Stuttgart: Hiersemann, 2002.
Triumphus Nuptialis Danicus: German Court Culture and Denmark. The Great Wedding of 1634. Wolfenbütteler Arbeiten zur Barockforschung, Vol. 27. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1996. 444 pp. 150 ill.
The German Baroque Pastoral Singspiel, Berner Beiträge zur Barockgermanistik, ed. Blake Lee Spahr. Vol. 7. Bern: Lang, 1990. 353 pp.