Michael Gadaleto

Michael Gadaleto is a PhD candidate at Pennsylvania State University, where he is completing his dissertation, “The Island Nation and Its Discontents.” Focusing on Shakespeare’s France, Spenser’s Ireland, Greville’s Low Countries, and Milton’s Italy, the project reassesses the significance of certain key early modern internationalisms—humanist, Protestant, republican, and poetic—in the literary construction of England by exploring how English authors challenged the insular archetype through more transnational and participatory models of nationhood. His essays on Milton’s Lycidas and Greville’s Life of Sidney have appeared recently in Studies in Philology and Sidney Journal.