Fall 2019 Office Hours: 
Tuesday & Thursday, 1:00-2:30 PM

Fall 2019 Courses:
ENG 222: 2nd Block--Shakespeare and the Actor
ENG 235: Survey of English Literature: Beowulf to 18th Century (2nd block, after 10/11/2019)

Researching English Renaissance Drama 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

Professional Activities:
Faculty Advisor for Sigma Tau Delta, English Honor Society

Between Acts At James Madison University. I have founded this small organization of Theatre and English majors who perform scenes and monologues for English classes.

American Shakespeare Center’S Bring'em Back'em Alive Public Play Reading Series

Director, The Blackfriars Theatre, Staunton, Virginia
          Thomas Middleton’s The Changeling (Nov. 2003)
          Thomas Middleton’s The Witch (Oct. 2002)
          Nicholas 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 Second Vice President (2006/7), First Vice President (2006/8), President (2008/9) 

JMU Teaching Grant for Course Development (with Giuliana Fazzion, Foreign Languages), General Education Program, 2004

JMU College of Arts and Letters Grant (with Giuliana Fazzion, Foreign Languages, and William Hawke, Philosophy) for Freedom: Humanity’s Unending Quest Conference, March 2005

Finalist for the Carl Harter Distinguished Teacher Award, 2000

JMU English Department Summer Scholarship Grant, 2000

Outstanding Educator, Alpha Phi Omega, National Service Fraternity, 2000

English Literary Renaissance best graduate student essay (1990 and 1992)

UMASS Dean’s Fellowship (1990) and Minority Fellowship (1994 and 1988)


Professor Favila has published on Shakespeare and film in Modern Philology, Upstart Crow, Hellas, Medieval and Renaissance DramaTexas Studies in Literature and Language, Spiritus, and CEA Forum.

She has also published creative work in Wraparound South, Jersey Devil PressBethlehem Writers Roundtable, and (forthcoming) Harvardwood's Seven Deadly Sins anthology.

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