Mikaela LaFave is a PhD candidate interested in investigating the changing attitudes towards natural versus urban space in the late Medieval to Early Modern periods using ecocritical theory and methodology. Her current dissertation project explores these ideas using specifically paired Medieval and Early Modern texts.
Her other interests include Shakespeare adaptation and appropriation, gender studies, and film. Her secondary research area is 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 is currently a research assistant for Dr. Barbara McCaskill and for Dr. Cynthia Camp.
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.