Silva, Andrea

Assistant Professor

Phone: 718-262-2486
Office Location: AC-2A14

Office Hours  
Tuesdays  2-5pm 
Wednesdays  4-5pm 


Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  Wayne State University  English  2014 
MA  Wayne State University  English  2010 
BA  Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais  English  2006 
Andie Silva specializes in early modern British literature and history of the book. She earned her PhD. from Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) in 2014. Her research uses contemporary marketing theory to analyze the ways printers, publishers, and booksellers influenced readership and the development of popular taste. Dr. Silva is currently working on a database that aims to catalog and facilitate research on paratexts from the early modern book trade. She has presented her work at national forums such as the Renaissance Society of America, the Sixteenth Century Society Conference, and the Shakespeare Association of America.

Areas of Expertise

16th-17th Century British Literature
History of the Book
Digital Humanities

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Silva, Andie and Laura Estill. "Storing and Accessing Knowledge: Digital Tools for the Study of Early Modern Drama." Shakespeare’s Language in Digital Media: Old Words, New Tools. Forthcoming: .

Reviews in Field Of Expertise

"Lukas Erne's Shakespeare and the Book. Sixteenth Century Journal. XLV.4" 2015: .


Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Cataloguing Paratexts for the Early Modern Book Trade: Digital Approaches " October 16-19, 2014: Sixteenth-Century Society Conference.

" Tracing Print Culture Networks: An Evaluation of the British Book Trade Index " April 10-12, 2014: Shakespeare Association of America.

" You Have Bestowed Your Money Well’: Printers, Advertising, and the Value of Non-Authorial Paratext " March 27-29, 2014: Renaissance Society of America.

" Born-Digital Learning: Teaching and Creating Digital Projects for the Study of Early Modern Print Culture " March 7-9, 2014: Pacific Coast Conference in British Studies.

" The Author as Brand: Literary Authority and the Print Marketplace in Spenser’s The Shepheardes Calender " October 24-27, 2013: Sixteenth-Century Society Conference.

" Digital Humanities on a Budget: Baby Steps with the Next Generation " September 27-28, 2013: Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice.

" Rethinking the Archive: Digital projects and Dealing with Traditional Archival Methods " April 4-6, 2013: Renaissance Society of America.

" “(Un)authorizing texts: Digital Editions, Printing Histories and a Case for Prismatic Readings " October 18-21, 2012: Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society Conference.

" True and almost incredible reports’: Thomas Archer, Newsbooks, and Marketing the News in Print " April 5-7, 2012: Shakespeare Association of America.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

Scholarship, Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI): 2013-2014.

Graduate Student Travel Grant, Shakespeare Association of America: 2014.

Dissertation Fellowship, Humanities Center, Wayne State University: 2013.

Scholarship, Andrew W. Mellon Funded Residential Summer Workshop: “Reading Publics in Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century Europe,” University of Warwick, UK: 2012.

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Silva, Andrea

Silva, Andrea
Assistant Professor