Dr. Andie Silva is an Assistant Professor of English at York College (CUNY) in Jamaica, Queens, where she teaches British literature, digital humanities, and composition. Her work analyzes early modern non-authorial paratexts as a unique genre, evidence of unique user/maker relationships that remain relevant to digital projects and the digital humanists responsible for them. 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. She is also completing her monograph, Marketing Labor: Paratextual Remediation in the Early English Book Trade, which employs a wide range of marketing theory perspectives to study the texts authored by printers, publishers, and booksellers as deliberate advertising and branding strategies.
You can follow her on Twitter @andiesilva.