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Michael Gadaleto

English Graduate Assistant

202B Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

University Park , PA 16802

Office Hours:

  • SPRING 2018: Not teaching

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. Ph.D. Student in English, The Pennsylvania State University
  2. M.A. in English, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  3. B.A. in English, University of Michigan
  4. B.A. in History, University of Michigan

Professional Bio

Mike studies Renaissance literature, with a particular emphasis on England’s island nationhood and internationalism, intersections of philosophy and poiesis, and the politics and poetics of sociability or “participation.” His dissertation, “The Island Nation and Its Discontents,” explores works by Spenser, Shakespeare, Greville, and Milton to demonstrate how these traditionally “nationalist” early modern authors in fact challenge and revise the insular, chauvinist narrative of England’s island nationhood in order to pursue more continental and archipelagic constructions of national identity.

- Forthcoming article in Studies in Philology (Winter 2018), "'Who would not sing for Lycidas?': Milton's Satirical Reform of the 'Justa Edouardo King'"

- Forthcoming article in Shakespeare Quarterly (Spring 2018), "Shakespeare's Bastard Nation: Skepticism and the English Isle in 'King John'"

- Forthcoming article in Sidney Journal, special issue on Fulke Greville (2018), "'Prince and No-Prince': William of Orange and the Politics of Friendship in Greville's 'Dedication to Sir Philip Sidney'"

Areas of Specialization

Renaissance Literature