Mikaela LaFave is a PhD candidate writing about the relationship between places and land management as demonstrated in late Medieval to Early Modern literary production. Her dissertation project explores the varying degrees of managed, natural spaces as seen in paired Medieval and Early Modern texts using ecocritical theory and methodology. They are also interested in Shakespeare adaptation and appropriation, and film as well as the digital humanities. Work in the Digital Humanities has included contributions to online projects like co-managing the digital editorial team for Focus on Henry V (edited by Dr. Sujata Iyengar, Dr. Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin).
LaFave currently (Fall 2022) teaches English 2310 (British Literature before 1700) and English 1101 (English Composition), and has also taught English 1102 and 1101 at UGA and Georgia College prior.
Recent and Forthcoming Presentations
“Conversations with Time (and Space) in Pericles.” British Graduate Shakespeare Conference. Virtual/Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. September 2020.
“To Film or not to Film: Technological Anxieties in Hamlet 2000.” Shakespeare on Screen in the Digital Era. UVPM 3, Montpellier, FR. September 2019.
Recent and Forthcoming Publications
“Existential Shakespeare: Citizenship in the International Service-Learning Classroom.” Teaching Shakespeare Beyond the Major. Co-authored with Sujata Iyengar and Hayden Benson. Forthcoming.
“Review of Shakespeare Between the World Wars: The Anglo-American Sphere.” Shakespeare and Politics Between Media, special issue of Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, edited by Sally Barnden and Nora J. Williams, vol. 13, no. 1, 2020.
M.A. in English, Georgia College and State University, 2018.
B.A. in English, Georgia College and State University, 2016.