Morgann Havig

B.A, Magna Cum Laude, in English, University of California, Irvine, 2013.


Heidi Brayman-Hackel (chair)

Research Areas:

Early Modern Literature; Shakespeare Studies; Restoration Literature; Disability Studies

Research Interests:

For now, my research focuses on Early Modern literature, particularly works by Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, and John Milton, though Restoration literature is a secret passion of mine. I am primarily interested in studying how disabilities factor into Early Modern literature and the affect they have on the text. As someone who has worked extensively in the Deaf community, I am particularly interested in investigating the “silence” that deafness (and other disabilities) creates in literature. Over the next several years, I hope to create a framework through which readers can view works by Shakespeare and Milton and come away with a different and, hopefully, enriched view. To date, I have written on authors and topics including: John Milton, William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe, Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, the problem of knowledge in Milton’s Paradise Lost, and physiognomy in Shakespeare’s Richard III.

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