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Silva, Andrea

Silva, Andrea

Associate Professor

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

Office Hours  
Mondays Wednesdays  4:00pm-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. 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. Her monograph, The Brand of Print: Marketing Paratexts in the Early English Book Trade (Brill, 2019) traces envoys to the reader, visual design in title pages and tables of contents, and patron dedications, illustrating how the agents of print branded their markets by crafting relationships with readers and articulating the value of their labor in an increasingly competitive trade.

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, 2019. 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

Silva, Andie. "Framed and clothed with variety’: Print Culture, Multimodality, and Visual Design in John Derricke’s Image of Ireland." John Derricke's Image of Ireland: Essays on Text and Contexts. 2021: 135-150.

Silva, Andie. "Remixing the Canon: Shakespeare, Popular Culture, and the Undergraduate Editor." New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies III. 2021: 257-278.

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

""Fleuron: A Database of Eighteenth-Century Printers’ Ornaments," in Early Modern Digital Review 3.1" 2020: 4 pgs.

""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

" A Roundtable on Teaching Digital Book History " July 30, 2021: Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing.

" “Editing as Remix: Encouraging Experimentation and Play with Early Modern Texts.” " April 21, 2021: Renaissance Society of America (virtual).

" "The Efficiency Curse" in Punch Out, Don’t “Lean In”: Problematizing and Rewriting CUNY’s Vexed “Diversity” Narratives (Roundtable) " March 29, 2019: CUNY Diversity Conference.

" Invited Speaker, Marketing the Margins: Early Modern Paratexts in Print and Digital Technologies " Marh 22, 2019: St. Francis Xavier University.

" Playful and Disruptive Editing of John Derricke’s Image of Ireland (1581) " March 18, 2019: Renaissance Society of America.

" Invited Speaker, The Virtual Ties that Bind Us: Early Modern Studies and Book History in the Digital Age " February 15, 2019: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

" 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, Teaching Commonplace Books to Enhance Medieval and Renaissance Classrooms. 2021-2022: 3499.33.

PSC-CUNY, Phase II: Printed Paratexts Online. 2019-2020: 3445.99.

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.

Iter Society Conference Committee: Summer 2020-present.

NYCDH Steering Committee: Fall 2016-present.

NYCDH Week Organizing Comittee: Fall 2016-present.

NYCH Graduate Student Awards Comittee: Spring 2018-present.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Editor in Chief, SHARP News: 2020-2026.

Facilitator, "Teaching in the Age of Covid," Renaissance Society of America Webinar: August 15, 2020.

Presenter, "Research and Collaboration in the Age of COVID," Renaissance Society of America Webinar: July 30, 2020.

Workshop Leader, "Digital Pedagogy with Scalar," Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), University of Victoria: June 9, 2019.

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.