Michael Menna

SHC Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of English, Stanford University

Michael Menna is PhD Candidate in English Literature at Stanford University. His work investigates the regulatory conditions and textual practices that have shaped information economies, past and present, with special focus on how Shakespeare and other early modern playwrights composed and commercialized their work. A dual-degree student at Stanford Law School, he completed his JD in 2022 and has since held legal fellowships with the Free Online library, the Internet Archive, and the open-access advocacy group Creative Commons. His academic and public-facing work has been published in English Literary History and elsewhere online.

SHC Project

Elizabethan Entertainment Policy: The Regulation of Shakespearean Theater

Michael Menna