Graduate Teaching Assistant

Anna Carleton Forrester is a PhD student at the University of Georgia, where she specializes in Renaissance and postcolonial literatures. She is a recipient of a 2017-2018 Fulbright Student Research Award to Istanbul, Turkey, where she was affiliated with Boğaziçi University and conducted research on textual and performance histories of Shakespeare in the country. She also serves as the Book Review Editor for Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, and is a contributor to Reviewing Shakespeare, a website dedicated to scholarly reviews on global Shakespearian performance. 


Please send all submissions and questions regarding Book Reviews for Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation to


BA, English Literature, University of Tennessee (2014) 

Research Interests:

Early Modern Literary Studies 

Empire Studies

Postcolonial Literature and Theory

Shakespearean Studies


Selected Publications:

2018 - "'Which is the merchant here, and which the Jew?': Alterity, Sameness and Irony in Venice." European Judaism. Volume 51, No. 2, Autumn 2018:36-43.  

2018 - "Fırtınıa: A Turkish Tempest." Reviewing Shakespeare. 

2018 - "Hamlet." Reviewing Shakespeare.

2018 - "1. Uluslararası Shakespeare Festivali: The First International Shakespeare Festival in Turkey." Reviewing Shakespeare. 

Of note:

2017 - Robert E. Park Essay Award, Department of English 


2017-18 -  Fulbright Student Research Award  to Istanbul, Turkey 

2016-17 -  Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Niğde, Turkey (program suspended, citing security)

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