Amy Rodgers

Amy Rodgers, On-site director. AB, Columbia University; PhD, University of Michigan. Associate Professor of Film, Media, and Theatre and Dean for the Senior Class, Mount Holyoke College.

Amy Rodgers is Associate Professor of Film, Media, and Theatre at Mount Holyoke College. Her research focuses on early modern literature and culture, audience and popular culture studies, theories of adaptation, and dance studies. Among her publications are essays on the Renaissance court masque, Hindi-language cinema director Vishal Bhardwaj, Shakespeare’s history plays’ influence on HBO’s Game of Thrones, and performance genealogies that cross different communicative forms, particularly theater and dance. Her first monograph, A Monster With a Thousand Hands: The Discursive Spectator in Early Modern England is forthcoming with the University of Pennsylvania Press in February of 2018. She is a co-founder of the Shakespeare and Dance Project, and, before commencing her academic career, danced with the Washington, Atlanta, and Joffrey ballet companies.

Damian Baca

Damián Baca, BA, West Texas A&M University; MA, Northern Arizona University; PhD, Syracuse University. Associate Professor of Mexican American Studies, University of Arizona.

Damián Baca is Associate Professor of English and Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona. He is author of Mestiz@ Scripts, Digital Migrations, and the Territories of Writing (2008), and co-editor of Rhetorics of the Americas: 3114 BCE to 2012 CE (2010), Rhetorics of Difference (2018), and Rhetorics Elsewhere and Otherwise: Contested Modernities, Decolonial Visions (2019). He studies how technologies of writing can help heal colonial wounds and create global realities no longer determined by imperial, Eurocentric horizons.

Lars Engle

Lars Engle, AB, Harvard College; MA, Cambridge University; PhD, Yale University. Ida M. Chapman Professor of English, University of Tulsa.

Lars Engle has taught at Tulsa since 1988 and at Bread Loaf since 1999.  He is the author of Shakespearean Pragmatism: Market of His Time (Chicago, 1993), coauthor of Studying Shakespeare’s Contemporaries (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), and an editor of English Renaissance Drama: A Norton Anthology (New York, 2002) and Shakespeare and Montaigne (Edinburgh, 2021).  His articles have appeared in PMLA, Shakespeare Quarterly, Shakespeare Survey, Shakespeare Studies, Modern Philology, SEL, The Yale Journal of Criticism, English Studies in Africa, Pretexts, Exemplaria, and 3pR, and he has chapters in many edited collections.  He’s won three teaching awards and been a Trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America.

Jonathan Fried

Jonathan Fried, BA, Brown University; MFA University of California, San Diego.

Jonathan made his professional New York debut in 1986 at the New York Theater Workshop, and has since performed in well over one hundred productions, on stages in New York, regionally, and internationally. In 1987 he began a 31-year association with the Acting Ensemble at Bread Loaf Vermont. He was a resident company member at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, RI, and at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA. In 2009-2010 he toured the world with Sam Mendes’ Bridge Project, which included long runs at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Old Vic in London. He has frequently appeared at the N.Y. Shakespeare Festival, Signature Theater, Arena Stage, the Mark Taper Forum, Yale Repertory Theater, the Williamstown Theater Festival, among others. His book, Dressing Room Stories, with and about Alvin Epstein, was the genesis for his course on solo performance. In 2019, Jonathan joined the Bread Loaf Teacher Network as a professional mentor with the goal of encouraging theater and performance practices in the classroom.

Mark C. Jerng, BA, Princeton University; PhD, Harvard University. Professor of English, University of California, Davis.

Mark Jerng is Professor of English at University of California, Davis. His research interests include Asian American literature and transnationalism, critical race theory, science fiction and fantasy (especially by contemporary Asian American and African American authors), genre and narrative theory, and law and literature. He is the author of Racial Worldmaking (2018), a project that takes up particular popular genres - future war; plantation romance; sword and sorcery; alternate history - in order to analyze how genre formations inform our perceptual organizations of ‘race’ and ‘world.’ His first book, Claiming Others: Transracial Adoption and National Belonging (2010), focuses on the ways in which shifting norms of race and kinship shape and naturalize our conceptions of personhood. He was Lead PI of the UC Davis Summer Program for Literary Analysis and Success in the Humanities (UCD SPLASH), a UC-HBCU partnership with Hampton University, from 2015-2018. He is also Co-Director of the Mellon Initiative on Racial Capitalism (2017-2020). 

Alice Joubin

Alice Joubin, BA, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan; PhD, Stanford University; Professor of English, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Theatre, International Affairs, and East Asian Languages and Literatures, and Director of the Digital Humanities Institute, George Washington University.

Alice Joubin is Professor of English, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Theatre, International Affairs, and East Asian Languages and Literatures, and Director of the Digital Humanities Institute at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The recipient of the Modern Language Association’s Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies, she is the author of Shakespeare and East Asia (Oxford University Press, 2021) and Weltliteratur und Welttheater (2012), co-author of Race (with Martin Orkin, Routledge, 2018), editor-in-chief of The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Global Shakespeare, editor of the book series Global Shakespeares at Palgrave, and a general editor of The Shakespearean International Yearbook. She has (co)edited a number of books on ethics, adaptation, film, digital humanities, and Shakespeare studies. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she is Research Affiliate in Literature and the founding co-director of MIT Global Shakespeares, an open-access performance video archive. Alice held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Global Shakespeare Studies at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Warwick in the UK, and has received grants from Renaissance Society of America, American Council of Learned Societies, SSHRC (Canada), Folger Institute, Stiftung Mercator (Germany), and other organizations. She brings to the Middlebury College Summer Institute in Global Humanities her extensive international network and experience as an affiliate of the University of Witwatersrand’s Tsikinya-Chaka Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa; as distinguished visiting professor at the University of Essex in the UK, Yonsei University and Seoul National University in South Korea, and Beijing Normal University and Shandong University in China; and as advocacy speaker on Capitol Hill; at the British Embassy in Washington DC; at museums such as the Phillips Collection and Folger Library; at festivals such as PEN America, Edinburgh Festival, Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, Canada’s Stratford Festival; and on BBC, CBC, Voice of America, and in The Economist, Washington Post, and other media outlets in the US, UK, Brazil, Japan, Argentina, Korea, and Australia.


Jeffrey Nunokawa, BA, Yale College; PhD, Cornell University. Professor of English, Princeton University.

Stéphane Robolin, BA, Tulane University; MA, PhD Duke University. Associate Professor of Literatures in English, Rutgers University.

Stéphane Robolin is an associate professor of Literatures in English at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. He teaches courses in African and African diaspora literature, postcolonial studies, critical race studies, and spatial theory. Robolin is the author of Grounds of Engagement: Apartheid-Era African American and South African Writing (University of Illinois Press), which won the 2017 ALA First Book Prize in Scholarship. Some of his scholarship has appeared in the journals Research in African LiteraturesModern Fiction Studies, Safundi, and Literature Compass, and in the anthology Global Circuits of Blackness: Race, Citizenship, and Modern Subjectivities. He currently serves on the executive council of the African Literatures Association.

Jennifer Wicke

Jennifer Wicke, BA, University of Chicago; MA, PhD, Columbia University. Visiting Professor, Department of English, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Jennifer Wicke attended St. John’s College and graduated from the University of Chicago with majors in philosophy and biology; she received her PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Professor Wicke has taught in Comparative Literature, English, and film and media studies at Yale, at New York University, where she was chair of the Comparative Literature Department, and at the University of Virginia. Her interests include 19th, 20th and 21st century literature, critical theory, eco-criticism, media studies, political theory and economics, classics and world literatures.