about me

Dr. Andie Silva is an Assistant Professor of English at York College (CUNY) in Jamaica, Queens and Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her work analyzes early modern non-authorial paratexts as a unique genre, which offer us evidence of unique user/maker relationships that continue to impact how we read, study, and even digitize texts. Dr. Silva’s research is located at the intersection of early modern and modern editorial practices, with a particular interest in cultural responses to new technologies and the development of popular culture. Her interests include History of the Book, digital humanities, and digital pedagogy.

Dr. Silva is currently working on a database, Printed Paratexts Online, which aims to catalogue non-authorial paratexts and track the life-cycle of books across new and evolving markets. Her forthcoming monograph, The Brand of Print: Marketing Paratexts in the Early English Book Trade, employs a wide range of marketing theory perspectives to study the texts authored by printers, publishers, and booksellers as deliberate advertising and branding strategies. She is also currently editing a collection of essays on early modern digital pedagogy (with Scott Schofield, Huron University College) and a collection on teaching commonplace books (with Sarah Parker, Jacksonville University).

You can follow her on Twitter @andiesilva.