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Geoff Way

Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
Virginia Tech, Bachelor of Arts
Clemson University, Master of Arts
Arizona St Univ Main Campus, Doctor of Philosophy
Academic History

Washburn University, Assistant Professor of English, 2016-Present.

Arizona State University, Instructor, English, 2015-2016.

Arizona State University, Faculty Associate, English, 2013-2015

Arizona State University, Teaching Associate, English, 2008-2013.

Scholarly Interests/Activities
Shakespeare, Renaissance Drama, Digital Media Studies, Digital Humanities, Performance Studies, Early British Literature.
Career Accomplishments


  • “Young Turks or Corporate Clones? Constructing the (Young) User in the Shakespearean Attention Economy.” Co-authored with Courtney Lehmann. In The Shakespeare User: Creative and Critical Appropriation in the Twenty-First Century. Eds. Valerie Fazel and Louise Geddes. Palgrave, Forthcoming 2017.
  • “Staying Relevant: Marketing Shakespearean Performance through Social Media.” New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Forthcoming Fall 2016.
  • “Peeking Behind the Digital Curtains: Shakespeare Performance Institutions, Social Media, and Access.” Borrowers and Lenders. Spring 2016.
  • “Social Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, Social Media, and Performance.” Journal of Narrative Theory 41 (Fall 2011): 401-420.
  • “Shakespeare +1up: Theorizing Shakespeare in Video Games.” Co-authored with Ayanna Thompson. In Shakespeare Spinoffs and Citations on Stage and Screen. Eds. Amy Scott-Douglass, Courtney Lehmann, and Marguerite Rippy. Palgrave, Forthcoming.


  • “Fragmented Shakespeares,” Panelist, Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference, Dayton, OH, October 2016.
  • “Performance Studies: A Dialogue,” Seminar Participant, Shakespeare Association of America, New Orleans, LA, March 2016.
  • “Theorizing the Digital Archive,” Seminar Participant, Shakespeare Association of America, St. Louis, MO, April 2014.
  • “Social Media Shakespeare,” Seminar Participant, Shakespeare Association of America, Toronto, Canada, March 2013.
  • “The Past, Present, and Future of Shakespeare Studies,” Seminar Participant, Shakespeare Association of America, Boston, MA, April 2012.
  • “Socially Dramatic Performance: Twitter as Stage in Such Tweet Sorrow,” Internet Research 12, Seattle, WA, October 2011.
  • “+1up Shakespeare,” Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies Conference, Dallas, TX, October 2009.
  • “How Can I Love Both at the Same Time?: Understanding the Processes of Creation behind Adaptation and Transmedia Storytelling,” Media in Transition 6, Boston, MA, April 2009.
  • “Wherefore Art Thou, Romeo?: How Baz Luhrmann Brought Shakespeare to a New Audience,” Popular/American Culture Association of the South, Louisville, KY, October 2008.
  • “Shakespeare in Lust: Shakespeare and Popular Culture in Lloyd Kaufman’s Tromeo and Juliet,” Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 2007.