Sarah Werner, cv

Below is a brief version of recent items on my c.v.; a full version is available at


long (monographs, collections, editions):

medium (journal articles, book chapters):

other writing:




  • “Collaborating For An Accessible Past.” Bibliography among Disciplines. Philadelphia, October 2017.
  • “Imaging’s Blind Spot: What We Learn From Digital Facsimiles of Early Print.” BH+DH. University of Wisconsin. Madison, September 2017.
  • “Working with Shakespeare’s First Folio on Paper and on Screen.” Society for Textual Scholarship. University of Maryland, May 2017.
  • Respondent, “Digital Embodiment.” Modern Language Association. Philadelphia, January 2017.
  • “Fragmenting Shakespeare.” Modern Language Association. Vancouver, January 2015.
  • Multivalent Print, or, Learning to Love Ambiguity in Three Easy Lessons.” Modern Language Association. Boston, January 2013.
  • Make Your Own Luck.” Modern Language Association. Boston, January 2013. (See The Chronicle of Higher Education’s coverage of this panel)

Seminar, workshop, or panel organizer:

  • “Material Texts and Digital Interfaces.” Shakespeare Association of America. Atlanta, April 2017.
  • “Digital Futures.” Renaissance Society of America. Boston, April 2016.
  • “Scales of Time and Shakespeare.” Modern Language Association. Austin, Texas, January 2016.
  • “Alt-Ac Work and Gender: It’s Not Plan B.” Modern Language Association. Chicago, January 2014.
  • Non-Shakespearean Drama and Performance.” Co-director with Pascale Aebsicher. Shakespeare Association of America. Boston, April 2012.
  • Old Books and New Tools.” Modern Language Association. Seattle, January 2012.


History of the Book:

  • Books and Early Modern Culture: an advanced undergraduate level seminar drawing on book history and early modern rare materials taught at the Folger Shakespeare Library to students primarily from The George Washington University and Georgetown University (fall and spring semesters from Fall 2007 through Spring 2013; Spring 2014)


  • Introductory level courses organized by genre; Georgetown (Fall 2003), George Mason University (Spring 2002, Fall 2001), and the University of Pennsylvania (Fall 1997, Fall 1996)
  • The Gender of Shakespeare: an advanced level seminar on Shakespeare and gender and cultural studies; McGill University (Spring 1999)

Early modern drama and literature:

  • Studying Renaissance Drama and Performance: a graduate level seminar on theories and practices of performance as explored through Renaissance plays; GW (Spring 2010)
  • Renaissance Drama and Performance Criticism: an undergraduate advanced level seminar; Georgetown (Spring 2004)
  • Introduction to Early Modern Theatre: an introductory level course on non-Shakespeare Renaissance drama; Georgetown (Fall 2003)


  • Digital Media Strategist, Folger Shakespeare Library (2013-15)
  • Undergraduate Program Director (2006-13) and Scholarly Outreach Coordinator (2011-13), Folger Shakespeare Library
  • Adjunct Faculty in Georgetown, George Washington, George Mason


  • Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania, 1996
  • B.A. cum laude, English, Bryn Mawr College, 1990