The SENS archive offers an easily navigable and searchable database allowing for textual comparison of multilingual works based on advanced segmentation and intermodal criteria of analysis. It favours a new understanding of the notion of ‘source’ with regard to Shakespeare within the broad field of source and reception studies in the early modern period.
- to enable users to achieve a better understanding of the Italian narrative sources of Shakespeare’s works and make them easily and freely accessible to researchers worldwide;
- to provide user-friendly open-access research instruments for school and university students as well as for Shakespeare and theatre and drama scholars;
- to offer textual and visual material to favour a broad interpretation of intertextual and interdiscursive transmission;
- to develop and test new theoretical approaches to textual comparison, including textual segmentation and intermodal analysis through digital resources;
- to offer a digital tool that may be implemented over time.