Mark Kaethler


Mark Kaethler, full-time instructor at Medicine Hat College (Medicine Hat, Alberta), is the assistant project director of mayoral shows for the Map of Early Modern London (MoEML). Mark received his PhD from the University of Guelph in 2016; his dissertation focused on Jacobean politics and irony in the works of Thomas Middleton, including Middleton’s mayoral show The Triumphs of Truth. His work on politics and civic pageantry has appeared in the peer-reviewed journals Upstart and This Rough Magic, and he is currently finishing work on Thomas Dekker’s lord mayor’s show London’s Tempe for MoEML. He is the co-editor with Janelle Jenstad and Jennifer Roberts-Smith of a forthcoming volume of essays entitled Shakespeare’s Language in Digital Media: Old Words, New Tools (Routledge, 2017) and is co-authoring a piece on creating the digital anthology of mayoral shows with Jenstad for a forthcoming collection of essays on early modern civic pageantry. The mayoral shows project affords Mark the opportunity to share his research skills in governance, civic communities, urban navigation, bibliographical studies, and the digital humanities with MoEML.

Roles played in the project

  • Assistant Project Director
  • Assistant Project Director, Mayoral Shows
  • CSS Editor
  • Editor
  • Editor and Primary Transcriber
  • Guest Editor
  • Lead Transcriber
  • Markup Editor
  • Second Transcriber

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