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Researching English Renaissance Drama, Film, and Psychoanalytic Theory

Ph.D., English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Program in Psychoanalytic Studies
M.L.A., History of Ideas Program, Johns Hopkins University
Shakespeare Institute, Summer Program, University of Birmingham, England
B.A., English, University of Maryland, College Park

PUBLICATIONS: Marina Favila has published on Shakespeare, film, and poetry in Modern Philology, Upstart Crow, Hellas, Medieval and Renaissance Drama, Texas Studies in Literature and Language, Spiritus, and CEA Forum.

She has also published creative work in Wraparound South, Jersey Devil Press, Mythic Circle, Bethlehem Writers Roundtable, Fabula Argentea, Weirdbook, Harvardwood's Seven Deadly Sins anthology, Flame Tree Press’s Haunted House anthology, and Didcot’s First Contact anthology.

FACULTY ADVISOR FOR SIGMA TAU DELTA, English Honor Society (1995-present)

BETWEEN ACTS, FOUNDER: Theatre/English majors, college faculty and local actors perform scenes and monologues for English classes (1995-present)

AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE CENTER’S BRING’EM BACK ALIVE PUBLIC PLAY READING SERIES, DIRECTOR, The Blackfriars Theatre, Staunton, Virginia: Middleton’s The Changeling (Nov. 2003), Middleton’s The Witch (Oct. 2002), Udall’s Ralph Roister Doister (June 2002), Shakespeare’s Henry VIII (Apr. 2002), Beaumont and Fletcher’s A King and No King (Feb. 2002), Lyly’s Galatea (Feb. 2001) 

FILM CONSULTATIONS FOR JT PRODUCTIONS: Shanee Gabel’s A Love Song for Bobby Long (2003), Nora Ephron’s Michael (1996), and Roman Polanski’s The Double (unreleased)

COLLEGE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION, PRESIDENT (2008/9), First Vice President and Program Chair (2007-8, Second Vice President (2006/7)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE: Joe D. Thomas CEA Distinguished Service Award (2016); JMU College of Arts and Letters Grant (with Giuliana Fazzion, Foreign Languages, and William Hawke, Philosophy) for Freedom: Humanity’s Unending Quest Conference (2005)

TEACHING: Nominee for the Roberts Endowment for Faculty Excellence Award (2019); Finalist for JMU Ford Faculty Endowment Award (2015); Teaching Grant for Course Development (with Giuliana Fazzion, Foreign Languages), General Education Program (2004); Finalist for Carl Harter Distinguished Teacher Award (2000); Outstanding Educator, Alpha Phi Omega, National Service Fraternity (2000)

RESEARCH (Academic and Creative): English Department Summer Research Grant (Summer 2018); Semi-finalist for William Van Dyke Short Story Prize, Ruminate (2015); JMU English Department Summer Scholarship Grant (2000)


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