MemberAlexa Alice Joubin

Alexa teaches Shakespeare, performance, film, literary theory and globalization studies at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Her teaching and publications are unified by a commitment to understanding the mobility of early modern and postmodern cultures in their literary, performative, and digital forms of expression.

MemberLauren Eriks Cline

…“Epistolary Liveness: Wilkie Collins, Fanny Kemble, and the Victorian Actress in Letters.” Theatre Survey. Forthcoming, 2019.

“Audiences Writing Race in Shakespeare Performance.” Shakespeare Studies. Forthcoming, 2019.

“Keyword: Performance.” Victorian Literature & Culture 46.3/4 (Fall/Winter 2018): 795-99.

“‘Mere Lookers-on at Life’: Point of View and Spectator Narrative.” Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film 44.2 (2017): 154-72.

“Becoming Caliban: Monster Methods and Performance Theories.” In The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment, ed. Valerie Traub. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016….

I am an interdisciplinary scholar of literature and performance, with research and teaching experience in literary approaches to drama and the novel, in performance studies and theatre history, and in feminist and critical race theories. 

MemberSarah Werner

Sarah Werner is an independent librarian, book historian, and digital media scholar based in Washington, DC. Her latest project, Studying Early Printed Books, 1450-1800: A Practical Guide, was published by Wiley Blackwell in the spring of 2019; the book is accompanied by, an open-access website showcasing images of hand-press books and pedagogical resources. Werner worked for nearly a decade at the Folger Shakespeare Library as the Undergraduate Program Director and as Digital Media Strategist; in those roles she taught a regular semester-length research seminar on book history, created their research blog (The Collation), and led the overhaul of their website. She has a PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania and is the author of numerous works on Shakespeare and performance, including Shakespeare and Feminist Performance (Routledge 2001), as well as on bibliography, digital tools, and pedagogy.

MemberGeoffrey Way

…n Attention Economy.” Co-authored with Courtney Lehmann. In The Shakespeare User: Creative and Critical Appropriation in the Twenty-First Century. Eds. Valerie M. Fazel and Louise Geddes. Palgrave, 2017: 63-79.
“Staying Relevant: Marketing Shakespearean Performance through Social Media.” Early Modern Studies After the Digital Turn. Eds. Laura Estill, Diane Jakacki, and Michael Ullyot. ACMRS, 2016: 345-368.
“Peeking Behind the Digital Curtains: Shakespeare Performance Institutions, Social Media, and Access.” Borrowers and Lenders 10.1, Spring/Summer 2016: 1-26.
“Social Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, Social Media, and Performance.” Journal of Narrative Theory 41, Fall 2011: 401-420….

Geoffrey Way is the Manager of Publishing Futures for the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. His research focuses on how digital technologies shape Shakespere’s cultural relevance with audiences through both marketing and performance. His work has appeared in Shakespeare BulletinBorrowers and LendersThe Journal of Narrative TheoryHumanities (co-authored with Devori Kimbro and Michael Noschka), and the collections Early Modern Studies After the Digital Turn and The Shakespeare User: Critical and Creative Appropriations in a Networked Culture (co-authored with Courtney Lehmann). He is currently working on his book, tentatively titled Digital Shakespeares and the Performance of Relevance, and co-editing two collections, Shakespeare, Appropriation, and Power (Working Title) with Vanessa Corredera, and Shakespeare at the Intersection of Performance and Appropration with Louise Geddes and Kathryn Vomero Santos. He also is co-creator and co-host of the podcast Remixing the Humanities with Devori Kimbro and Michael Noschka.

MemberHugh M. Richmond

I head the U.C.B. Shakespeare Program which develops audio-visual/digital materials for the teaching of Shakespeare such as the video documentaries “Shakespeare and the Globe” (distributed by Films for the Humanities),and “Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Restored” and “Shakespeare and the Spanish Connection” (both distributed by TMW Media). In addition to the above-cited web site, “Shakespeare’s Staging,” we have also developed Milton material, such as the documentary “Milton by Himself” (Films for the Humanities) and a website:

MemberMarinela Golemi

Marinela Golemi is a PhD Candidate in English Literature at Arizona State University focusing on early modern drama. She was born in Albania, and grew up in Greece, but it was in Boston, MA where she discovered her passion for English literature. Her dissertation research has connected her back to those roots as she explores how Shakespeare has been appropriated in Albanian performances through the racialized and gendered rhetoric of translations. Her other research interests include global/glocal Shakespeares, bodies and early modern fashion, animal studies, and female power and agency in the early modern period.