Silva, Andrea

Assistant Professor

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

Office Hours 
Mondays 5pm-6pm 
Thursdays 5pm-6pm 


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

Articles in Field Of Expertise

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 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 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

" “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

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

Offices Held In Professional Societies

Conference Liaison 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

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.

Silva, Andrea

Silva, Andrea
Assistant Professor