Jenstad, Janelle



Phone number: (250) 721-7245
Department: English

Research description:

- Shakespeare in performance
- Editing and bibliography
- The literature and culture of London in the 16th and 17th centuries
- Digital humanities, GIS, and text encoding
- London livery companies and civic pageantry
Expertise Profile
Dr. Janelle Jenstad is interested in building communities for scholars, students and the public alike.

As founder and director of The Map of Early Modern London, she digitally maps cultural documents onto a bird's-eye view of 16th- and 17th-century London, England.

In the same way that maps were used in Shakespeare's time to build a community identity among newcomers flocking to London, Dr. Jenstad's digital map is attracting a widening circle of online devotees.

She is also the assistant coordinating editor of Internet Shakespeare Editions (ISE). The ISE receives over a million hits a month and is used in rehearsal halls and classrooms around the world.

As a professor in the Department of English at the University of Victoria, Dr. Jenstad is increasingly interested in how students learn.

She is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test, a personality assessment tool commonly given to college and university students. This comes in handy when she's mentoring teaching assistants on how to teach -- they can learn their type to find their own personalized teaching style.

Dr. Jenstad also lectures regularly on Shakespeare in performance for classes and audiences across Canada, and writes about Canadian productions and adaptations of Shakespeare. She has curated two exhibits on Shakespeare and opera in partnership with Pacific Opera Victoria.

Dr. Jenstad's research interests include Shakespeare and his contemporaries, editing, mapping literature, early modern London, and digital humanities.

Related Links
Dr. Jenstad's Faces of UVic Research video:

The Map of Early Modern London

Internet Shakespeare Editions

Countries lived or worked in:

The U.K.



UVic Speakers bureau

Janelle Jenstad takes part in the UVic Speakers Bureau.
More information about the Speakers Bureau can be found here.

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