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. 


Ph.D. English Literature, Arizona State University, (Expected).
B.A. English Literature, UMass Boston, 2015.
A.A. Early Childhood Education, Bunker Hill Community College, 2013.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“Political Prisoners: Reanimating the Lost Voices of Albanian Poets” 
Modern Language Association (MLA) International Symposium, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2019
Othello in the Balkans: Shakespearean Adaptations and Racial Unity in Albania”
British Shakespeare Association (BSA) Conference, Wales, UK, July 2019
“Naked Pleasures: Making Skin Move in L’Escole des Filles and I Modi
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference, Washignton, D.C., March 2019
“On All Fours: Performing Domestic Animality in Gammer Gurton’s Needle
            Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Conference, Toronto, Canada, March 2019
“Hear me but speak”: Rhetorical Witchcraft in Arden of Faversham
           ACMRS and MAP Joint Conference, Arizona, Feb. 2019
“Politics and Performance: Shakespeare on the Albanian Stage”
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association (PaMLA) Conference, Western  Washington University, Nov. 2018
“Compulsory Homeovestism: The Fabrication of the Fashioned Body in Renaissance Germany” (Co-Authored with Matthew Pascucci)
Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Conference, March  2019
 “Sexual Ecology: The Bawdy Body in Pericles
            ACMRS Conference, Arizona State University, Feb. 2018


Renaissance Society of America (RSA)
Modern Language Association (MLA)
Shakespare Association of America (SAA)
British Shakespeare Association (BSA)

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