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Brett Hirsch

Asst/Prof Brett Hirsch

ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow/Research Assistant Professor
English and Cultural Studies

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English and Cultural Studies
The University of Western Australia (M204)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 1173
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I'm an ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow and Assistant Research Professor of English and Cultural Studies at the University of Western Australia, where I am also affiliated with the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.
Key research
Late medieval and early modern English drama and culture
Scholarly editing, textual studies, and bibliography
History of publishing, the book, and editing
Digital humanities and computational methods in literary studies
Authorship and stylistics
Cultural, literary, and intellectual history
Select recent publications
  • Jack Elliott and Brett D. Hirsch, "Arden of Faversham, Shakespearean Authorship, and 'the print of many.'" Shakespearian Authorship: A Companion to The New Oxford Shakespeare, ed. Gabriel Egan and Gary Taylor. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Brett D. Hirsch and Michael Best, " 'Within this Wooden [2.]O': Shakespeare and New Media in the Digital Age." The Shakespearean World, ed. Jill L. Levenson and Robert Ormsby (Routledge, 2016). (In press)
  • Brett D. Hirsch, "Judaism and Jews." The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare. Vol. 1. Shakespeare's World, 1500-1660, ed. Bruce R. Smith. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. (In press)
  • David Kennedy and Brett D. Hirsch, "Prime Suspect: William Cowper Prime in the Holy Land and the Identity of 'An American' in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, 1858." Palestine Exploration Quarterly 147 (2015). (In press)
  • Brett D. Hirsch, "Moving Targets: Constructing Canons, 2013-2014." Early Theatre 18.1 (2015). (In press)
  • Brett D. Hirsch, "Three Wax Images, Two Italian Gentlemen, and One English Queen." Magical Transformations on the Early Modern English Stage, ed. Lisa Hopkins and Helen Ostovich. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014. 155-68.
  • Brett D. Hirsch and Hugh Craig, " 'Mingled Yarn': The State of Computing in Shakespeare 2.0." Digital Shakespeares: Innovations, Interventions, Mediations, ed. Brett D. Hirsch and Hugh Craig. Special issue of The Shakespearean International Yearbook 14 (2014): 3-35.
  • Brett D. Hirsch, "The Taming of the Jew: Spit and the Civilizing Process in The Merchant of Venice." Staged Transgression in Shakespeare's England, ed. Rory Loughnane and Edel Semple. New York: Palgrave, 2013. 136-52.
  • Brett D. Hirsch, " 'To see the Playes of Theatre newe wrought': Electronic Editions and Early Tudor Drama." Early Theatre 16.2 (2013): 211-49.
  • Brett D. Hirsch, "‹/Parentheses›: Digital Humanities and the Place of Pedagogy." Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles, and Politics, ed. Brett D. Hirsch. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2012. 3-30.
Funding received
  • Hanson Lee Dulin Senior Fellowship, Folger Institute, Folger Shakespeare Library (2015).
  • Distinguished Early Career Research Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Studies, U Western Australia (2015).
  • Visiting Research Fellowship, Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies, National U of Ireland, Galway (2014).
  • Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DE130100621), Australian Research Council (2013).
  • Visiting Research Fellowship, Leverhulme Trust (2013).
  • University Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, U Western Australia (2010).
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Early Modern Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, U Victoria (2009).

  • Hugh Craig (CI) and Brett D. Hirsch (CI), "Patterns in Early Modern English Drama Texts: A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Dramatic Genre, Repertory and Style, 1576–1642." ARC Discovery Project (DP120101955), U Newcastle and U Western Australia (2012).
  • Research Development Award, U Western Australia (2011).
  • Hugh Craig (CI) and Brett D. Hirsch (CI), "Early Modern Drama in the Electronic Age." Research Cluster Seed Funding, ARC Network for Early European Research (2006).
Association for Computers in the Humanities
Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing
Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association
Australasian Association for Digital Humanities
British Shakespeare Association
Malone Society
Modern Language Association
Shakespeare Society of America
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing
Previous positions
Prior to coming to UWA, I was Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Early Modern Textual Studies and Digital Humanities at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, where I held an adjunct appointment as Assistant Professor of English.
Current external positions
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