Silva, Andrea

Silva, Andrea

Assistant Professor

Phone: 718-262-2486
Office Location: AC-2A09

Office Hours  
Mondays  4pm-5:30pm 
Tuesdays  4pm-5:30pm 


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

Books in Field Of Expertise

Silva, Andie. The Brand of Print: Marketing Paratexts in the Early English Book Trade. Leiden: Brill, Accepted for Publication. 260+ double-spaced.

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Inayatulla, Shereen and Andie Silva. "A conversation rewound: Queer and racialized temporalities in Hamilton." Studies in Musical Theatre. 12.2 2018: 265-273.

Silva, Andie and Shereen Inayatulla. "Who Tells Our Story: Intersectional Temporalities in Hamilton: An American Musical." Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education. 24.2 2017: 190-201.

Silva, Andie. "Corrections." Archbook: Architectures of the Book. 2017: .

Silva, Andie. "Mediated Technologies: Locating Non-Authorial Agency in Printed and Digital Texts." History of European Ideas. 42.5 2016: 607-617.

Silva, Andie. ""Counterfeit Letters and Fictional Trials: Thomas More’s Utopia as Cultural Brand.”." Appositions: Studies in Renaissance/Early Modern Literature and Culture.. 9 2016: .

Silva, Andie. "Digital Literacies and Visual Rhetoric: Scaffolding a Meme-Based Assignment Sequence for Introductory Composition Classes." Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. 2016: .

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Estill, Laura and Andie Silva. "Storing and Accessing Knowledge: Digital Tools for the Study of Early Modern Drama." Shakespeare’s Language in Digital Media: Old Words, New Tools. 2018: 131-144.

Reviews in Field Of Expertise

""Early Modern Studies after the Digital Turn." in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America" 2018: 3 pgs.

""Lukas Erne's Shakespeare and the Book Trade." in Sixteenth Century Journal XLV.4" Winter 2015: 2 pgs.

"Play Review, “Cymbeline.” Cahiers Élisabéthains 89.1" April 2016: 3 pgs.

""Tamburlaine the Great I and II, presented the Theater for a New Audience." in Early Modern Literary Studies" 2015: 5 pgs.


Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Productive Disruptions: Using Commonplace Books to Resist Eurocentrism " May 10, 2018: International Congress on Medieval Studies.

" Digital Derricke: An Online Edition of John Derricke’s Image of Irelande (1581) " March 22, 2018: Renaissance Society of America.

" Making Critics: Small-Scale and Small-Budget DH as Feminist Practice " January 7, 2018: Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association.

" Using Databases in Humanities Research " June 10, 2017: Society for History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP).

" “Enfranchis’d Soules”: Religious and Emotional Capital in Early Modern Devotional Epistles.” " March 29-April 2, 2017: Renaissance Society of America.

" “Before you read this book": Visual Design and Multimodality in Early Modern Printed Books " December 8, 2016: ork College Provost Lecture Series.

" Growing Up DH: Encouraging Graduate Students to Become Digital Humanists " November 9, 2016: Digital Humanities: Public Humanities in New Media. Wayne State University.

" A Roundtable on Renaissance Studies and Digital Humanities " October 14, 2016: CUNY Graduate Center.

" “Planely and Truely Expounded": Navigational Paratexts and the Language of Mediation " July 18-22, 2015: Society for History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP).

" “Framed and clothed with variety": Narrative, Navigation, and Visual Design in John Derricke’s Image of Irelande " May 17-18, 2016: John Derricke’s Image of Irelande (1581) and Early Modern Ireland: A Symposium.

" Back to the Future: Studying Periodization and Literature in an Early Modern Card Game " January 22, 2016: CUNY Games Festival.

" Remixing the Canon: Building Digital Editions in the Undergraduate Classroom " March 31-April 2, 2016: Renaissance Society of America.

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

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

CUNY Book Completion Award: 2017-2018.

Travel Grant, William Stewart Travel Award: 2018 (for Renaissance Society of America, March 22-24, 2018).

Fellowship, CUNY Faculty Fellowship Publication Program: Spring 2017.

Fellowship, CUNY Academic Commons Faculty Fellowship: Spring 2017.

Travel Grant, William Stewart Travel Award: 2016 (for Shakespeare Association of America Convention, April 2017).

PSC-CUNY Research Award: 2015-2016.

Scholarship, Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI): 2013-2015;2017.

Judith Siegel Pearson Award: Academic Essay, Wayne State University: 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.


PSC-CUNY, Digital Pedagogy and Book History. 2017-2018: 3500.00.

PSC-CUNY, Printed Paratexts Online. 07/01/2015-07/31/2016: 3495.00.

Offices Held In Professional Societies

Associate Organization Representative between Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) and Renaissance Society of America (RSA): Fall 2016-present.

NYCDH Steering Committee: Fall 2016-present.

NYCDH Week Organizing Comittee: Fall 2016-Spring 2017.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Panel Organizer, “Creative Pedagogies: Approaches to the Commonplace Book.” International Congress on Medieval Studies.: May 10, 2018.

Chair, "The Bard's Bookshelf: Shakespeare’s Engagement with Sources." Renaissance Society of America.: March 23, 2018.

Respondent, “Insecure Ephemera: Reading Lessons from Shakespeare to Twitter.” Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association.: January 6, 2018.

Chair, "Code and Codex, Text and Metatext: Seeing Print and Digital Entanglement," Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP): June 12, 2017.

Session Organizer, “To the Reader”: Early Modern Print’s Epistolary Relationships.” Renaissance Society of America.: March 31-April 2, 2017.

Chair, “John Derrick’s Image of Ireland: Texts, Paratexts, and Contexts.” Renaissance Society of America.: March 31-April 2, 2017.

Session Leader, “Access and Inclusivity” and “Intro to DH Syllabus,” THATCamp Digital Pedagogy, University of Texas: January 4, 2016.

Trending Ideas: Strategies and Solutions for Implementing Twitter in the Classroom.” Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL): November 19, 2015.

Presenter, “Intro to Shakespeare Course with Scalar.” CUNY DHI: Building a Digital Humanities Community at The City University of New York. With Afolami Fasanya.: November 10, 2015.

Session Organizer, “Reading Publics.” Renaissance Society of America. New York, NY. March 27-29, 2014: March 27-29, 2014.