Regular Faculty Member
Dr. Janelle Jenstad
Janelle Jenstad has taught at Queen's University, the Summer Academy at the Stratford Festival, the University of Windsor, and, since 2003, the University of Victoria. Janelle is General Editor and Director of The Map of Early Modern London (MoEML), a SSHRC-funded project. In Dec. 2011, she was appointed Assistant Coordinating Editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions, for which she is also editing The Merchant of Venice. As principal investigator on MoEML's current SSHRC Insight Grant, Janelle supervises a team of encoders and researchers. She is available to give pre-show lectures on Shakespeare and public lectures on various topics pertaining to London and mapping. Book through the Speakers' Bureau or contact Janelle directly.
See her "Faces of UVic Research" video.
Research and supervisory areas: editing; London Studies; digital humanities and encoding; Shakespeare and Renaissance drama; adaptation and performance; bibliography and book history.
Grants (selected): SSHRC Insight Grant (2012-2016); Bibliographical Society Major Fellowship (2004); SSHRC Standard Research Grant (2003-2008).
Selected Faculty Publications
The Map of Early Modern London (digital encyclopedia)
The Map of Early Modern London is comprised of four distinct, interoperable projects: a digital Map and gazetteer based on the 1560s Agas woodcut map of London; an Encyclopedia of London people, places, topics, and terms; a Library of marked-up texts rich in London toponyms; and a versioned edition of John Stow's Survey of London. These four projects draw data from MoEML's five databases: a Placeography of locations (e.g., streets, sites, playhouses, taverns, churches, wards, and topographical features); a Personography of early modern Londoners, both historical and literary; an Orgography of organizations (e.g., livery companies and other corporations); a Bibliography of primary and secondary sources; and a Glossary of terms relevant to early modern London. All of the files in our databases use a common TEI tagset that enables us to work with primary and secondary texts simultaneously. The new OpenLayers map will allow users to visualize, overlay, combine, and query the information in the MoEML databases that populate the Encyclopedia, Library, and Stow editions.
"Restoring Place to the Digital Archive: The Map of Early Modern London." Approaches to Teaching Early Modern Literature from the Archives. Ed. Heidi Brayman Hackel and Ian Frederick Moulton. New York: MLA, forthcoming.
"Using Early Modern Maps in Literary Studies: Views and Caveats from London." New Directions in the Geohumanities: Art, Text, and History at the Edge of Place. New York: Routledge, 2011.
"Smock Secrets: Birth and Women's Mysteries on the Early Modern Stage." Performing Maternity in Early Modern England. Ed. Katherine Moncrief and Kathryn McPherson. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007. 87-99.
"Text and Voice," with Peter Lichtenfels and Lynne Magnusson. Shakespeare, Language and the Stage. The Fifth Wall: Approaches to Shakespeare from Criticism, Performance and Theatre Studies. Ed. Lynette Hunter and Peter Lichtenfels. London: Arden, 2005. 10-37.
"Paper, Linen, Sheets: Dinesen's 'The Blank Page' and Desdemona's Handkerchief." Approaches to Teaching Othello. Ed. Peter Erickson and Maurice Hunt. New York: Modern Language Association, 2005. 194-201.
Review of A Midsummer Night's Dream (Festival Theatre, Stratford Festival of Canada, 2004). Shakespeare Bulletin 23.1 (2005): 153-55.
"Lying-in like a Countess: The Lisle Letters, the Cecil Family, and Chaste Maid in Cheapside." Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 34 (2004): 373-403.
"Public Glory, Private Gilt: The Goldsmiths' Company and the Spectacle of Punishment." Institutional Culture in Early Modern Society. Ed. Anne Goldgar and Robert Frost, with afterwords by Keith Wrightson and Anthony Grafton. Leiden: Brill, 2004. 191-217.
"Queens, Queans, and Shrews: A Canadian's Overview of the 2003 Stratford, Ontario, Festival." Shakespeare Bulletin: A Journal of Performance Criticism and Scholarship 22.1 (2004): 51-55.
"Extremes of Fortune." Programme Notes for Timon of Athens (dir. Stephen Ouimette), Tom Patterson Theatre, Stratford Festival of Canada, 2004.
"Chaste, Silent, and Obedient?" Programme Notes for The Taming of the Shrew (dir. Miles Potter), Festival Theatre, Stratford Festival of Canada, 2003.
Review of Richard III (Avon Theatre, Stratford Festival of Canada, 2002). Shakespeare Bulletin: A Journal of Performance Criticism and Scholarship 21.2 (2003): 53-54.
"The Stratford, Ontario, Festival 2002: A Canadian's Overview." Shakespeare Bulletin: A Journal of Performance Criticism and Scholarship 21.2 (2003): 48-50.
Review of Henry VI: Revenge in France and Henry VI: Revolt in England (Tom Patterson Theatre, Stratford Festival of Canada, 2002). Shakespeare Bulletin: A Journal of Performance Criticism and Scholarship 21.2 (2003): 52-53.
"The Burse and the Merchant's Purse: Coin, Credit, and the Nation in Heywood's 2 If You Know Not Me You Know Nobody." Elizabethan Theatre XV. Ed. C. E. McGee and A. L. Magnusson. Toronto: P. D. Meany, 2002. 181-202.
"'The City Cannot Hold You': Social Conversion in the Goldsmith's Shop." Early Modern Literary Studies 8.2 (2002): 2:1-25. URL: http://purl.oclc.org/emls/08-2/jensgold.html.
"An Interview with Jeannette Lambermont." Shakespeare Bulletin: A Journal of Performance Criticism and Scholarship 20.2 (2002): 38-41.
"The Stratford, Ontario, Festival 2001: A Canadian's Overview." Shakespeare Bulletin: A Journal of Performance Criticism and Scholarship 20.2 (2002): 30-31.
"The Tragical Comedy of Romeo and Juliet." Programme Notes for Romeo and Juliet, Festival Theatre, Stratford Festival of Canada, 2002.
"ACCUTE and the Professional Skills Graduate Course." ACCUTE Newsletter, June 2002. 7-8.
"Debt in Venice." Programme Notes for The Merchant of Venice, Festival Theatre, Stratford Festival, 2001.
"'The Gouldesmythes Storehowse': Early Evidence for Specialisation." The Silver Society Journal 10 (1998): 40-43.