Graduate Teaching Assistant
Graduate School Research Assistant, 2018-2019

Contact Info

Park Hall 17
Office Hours:
TTh 11-12, 2-3

Mikaela LaFave is a PhD student specializing in approaches to Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature. She is most interested in Shakespeare and Appropriation, examining the iterations of Shakespeare and his contemporaries in contemporary film, TV, and YouTube, and in Early Modern ecocritical theory, including theories of place/space and the anthropocene. Her current research project examines contemporary film adaptations of both Hamlet and The Revenger's Tragedy and the replacement of religion with technological anxieties, presented at the Shakespeare on Screen Congress (September 2019). Her other research interests include  gender studies and film, as well as Digital Humanities based approaches.

Mikaela was an essay contributor, Digital Team leader, and copy-editor on the Open Educational Resource "Focus on Henry V," produced under the direction of co-P.I.'s Dr. Sujata Iyengar and Dr. Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin. Her essay "'with rough and all-unable pen…' : Source Study and Historiography in Shakespeare’s Henry V" examines the historiography of Shakespeare's sources while writing Henry V. She also assisted in translating the book to the platform of Scalar. 


Selected Publications

LaFave, Mikaela, "Something Rotten: Space, Place, and the Nation in Hamlet and As You Like It" (2018). English MA Theses. 3.


M.A. in English, Georgia College and State University, 2018.

B.A. in English, Georgia College and State University, 2016.

My Research Areas and Approaches