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English Professor Katherine Rowe Connects Shakespeare and House of Cards on Podcast

Posted April 24, 2014
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Professor of English and Director of Digital Research and Teaching Katherine Rowe discussed the connections between Shakespeare and Netflix drama House of Cards on a podcast for The Week. In the podcast, Rowe addresses the interactions between Claire and Frank Underwood, points our Shakespeare inspired inside jokes, and discusses Frank’s use of directly address the audience with privileged knowledge.

Folger Shakespeare Library Picks BMC English Professor’s App for Its Digital Editions

Posted June 17, 2013
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Luminary Digital Media, the mobile software company co-founded by Bryn Mawr English Professor Katherine Rowe, has been chosen by the Folger Shakespeare Library to create apps for each one of Shakespeare’s plays. The selection is based on the success of Luminary’s first app, “The Tempest for iPad.” The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the leading Shakespeare […]

English Professor Katherine Rowe’s Shakespeare App for iPad Featured in The Atlantic

Posted October 2, 2012

The Sept. 28 article “Why a 17th-Century Text is the Perfect Starting Point for Reinventing the Book” in The Atlantic looks at an iPad app co-developed by Bryn Mawr English Professor Katherine Rowe that brings Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” into the digital era. From the article: “The features of their Tempest app go far, far beyond […]

Philadelphia Inquirer Looks at Shakespeare iPad App Developed by BMC’s Katherine Rowe

Posted May 3, 2012

In this article, The Philadelphia Inquirer takes note of an iPad app that Bryn Mawr Professor of English Katherine Rowe helped develop. This interactive edition of Shakespeare’s The Tempest offers expert annotations, readings by actors, and the ability to share your own notes—or just the text, if you prefer. From the article: “This app is, […]

“To be or not to be?” There’s an App for That…

Posted April 19, 2012

A signature work of the Bard just became more accessible, thanks to a new iPad app developed by Bryn Mawr College Professor Katherine Rowe and University of Notre Dame Associate Professor of English Elliott Visconsi. Designed to bring a worldwide audience together around Shakespeare’s plays, The Tempest for iPad is more than a digital book. […]

Students Shine In Shakespeare Performance Troupe: Othello and Pygmalion Staged This Week and Next

Posted April 12, 2012
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The Shakespeare Performance Troupe will present a double feature this weekend as they perform Shakespeare’s Othello and George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. Othello will be performed in matinees for two weekends at 1 p.m. in Taft Garden on April 14, 15, 20, and 21. The performances of Pygmalion will  be at 7:30 p.m. in Rhoads Hall […]

English Chair Katherine Rowe Quoted on Front Page of The New York Times

Posted August 24, 2010
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English Chair Katherine Rowe is extensively quoted in this front-page New York Times article about a growing movement toward a more open peer review process that uses online “crowd-sourcing.” Rowe has guest-edited a special edition of Shakespeare Quarterly, scheduled for publication this fall, that will feature several articles first posted at mediacommonspress. Rowe invited about […]

English Chair Edits ‘Open Review’ Edition of Shakespeare Journal, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education

Posted July 29, 2010
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English Chair Katherine Rowe has guest-edited a special edition of Shakespeare Quarterly that used the Internet to “tap the public wisdom of a crowd,” reports The Chronicle of Higher Education. “Katherine Rowe, chair of the English department at Bryn Mawr College, guest-edited the special issue. She and the editorial board decided that the issue’s new-media […]