Title — Director, Dean's Scholars in Shakespeare Program; Associate Professor of English, Theatre, East Asian Languages and Literatures, and International Affairs
Office — Rome Hall, Room 750
Phone — (202) 994 6636
E-mail — email@example.com
Areas of Expertise —
Shakespeare, globalization, Sino-European cultural exchange, literary theory, early modern and postmodern literary and performance cultures, digital humanities, transnational and Chinese theatre and film
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Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Stanford University
Joint Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Studies of Humanities, Stanford University
Short-term Fellowship, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C., Spring 2012
Modern Language Association (MLA) Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Studies, January 2011 (Chinese Shakespeares, Columbia University Press)
New York University Joe A. Callaway Prize for the Best Book in Drama and Theatre--Honorable Mention, 2010 (Chinese Shakespeares, Columbia University Press)
International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS) Colleagues' Choice Award, March, 2011 (Chinese Shakespeares, Columbia University Press)
Faculty Teaching Award, Comparative Literature, Penn State University, Spring 2011
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) research fellowship, 2010
Penn State University Institute for the Arts and Humanities research grant, 2010
Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, publication subsidy award for monograph Chinese Shakespeares, 2009
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant for A Web Edition of Shakespeare’s King Lears; PI: Michael Best; with Alexander Huang, Andrew Griffin and Lynne Bradley, 2012-2017
Stiftung Mercator grant for Weltliteratur und Welttheater, 2012
George Washington University Office of the Vice President for Research University Facilitating Fund research grant, 2012
Alexander Huang is Associate Professor at George Washington University, Research Affiliate in Literature at MIT, and General Editor of the Shakespearean International Yearbook (since 2010). His teaching and publications are unified by a commitment to understanding the mobility of early modern and postmodern cultures in their literary, performative, and digital forms of expression. His book Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange (published by Columbia University Press) received the MLA’s Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize, an honorable mention of NYU’s Joe A. Callaway Prize for the Best Book on Drama or Theatre, and the International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS) Colleagues’ Choice Award.
As the co-founder and co-editor of Global Shakespeares, an open-access digital video archive based at MIT, he recently served as the video curator of an exhibition on early modern and postmodern Sino-European cultural exchange at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. Global Shakespeares has been indexed by the MLA Bibliography, World Shakespeare Bibliography, Literature Online (LION), and other databases and bibliographies.
He has also been involved in the larger artistic and academic communities in the U.S. and abroad as early modern studies faculty of the Middlebury College Bread Loaf School of English (a summer graduate program), guest speakers at the Edinburgh International Festival, Vice President of the Association for Asian Performance, consultant for theatre festivals, and distinguished visiting professor at the Seoul National University (South Korea). He has also been involved in the Global Shakespeare curriculum initiative of MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.
Weltliteratur und Welttheater: Ästhetischer Humanismus in der kulturellen Globalisierung (Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript Verlag, 2012).
Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange (Columbia University Press, 2009)
Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia and Cyberspace, co-edited with Charles Ross (Purdue University Press, 2009)
"The Theatricality of Religious Rhetoric: Gao Xingjian and the Meaning of Exile." Theatre Journal 63.3 (2011): 365-379.
"Comical Tragedies and Other Polygeneric Shakespeares in Contemporary China and Diasporic Chinese Culture," Shakespeare and Genre: From Early Modern Inheritances to Postmodern Legacies, ed. Anthony R. Guneratne (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), pp. 157-172.
Special issue, "Global Shakespeare," Shakespeare (Journal of the British Shakespeare Association), forthcoming
Special issue, "Asian Shakespeares on Screen: Two Films in Perspective," Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation 4.2 (2009)
Special Issue, Asian Theatre Journal 28.1 (Spring 2011)
"Global Shakespeare 2.0 and the Task of the Performance Archive." Shakespeare Survey 64 (2011), 38-51.
"Shakespeare and Translation." The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts, ed. Mark Thornton Burnett, Adrian Streete, and Ramona Wray. Edinburgh University Press, 2011. In press.
"The Paradox of Female Agency." The Afterlife of Ophelia, ed. Kaara Peterson and Deanne Williams. New York: Palgrave, 2011. In press.
Rev. of Shakespeare in the Worlds of Communism and Socialism, ed. Irena R. Makaryk and Joseph G. Price. Shakespeare Studies 38 (2010): 232-236.
Rev. of Shakespeare's Foreign Worlds: National and Transnational Identities in the Elizabethan Age by Carole Levin and John Watkins. Comparative Literature Studies, forthcoming.
"Asian American Theatre Re-imagined: Shogun Macbeth in New York." Weyward Macbeth: Intersections of Race and Performance, ed. Scott Newstok and Ayanna Thompson. New York: Palgrave, 2009. pp. 121-125.
"'No World without Verona Walls'? Shakespeare in the Provincial Cultural Marketplace." Re-Playing Shakespeare in Asia. Ed. Poonam Trivedi and Minami Ryutan London: Routledge, 2009. pp. 251-268.
"'A Tender Heir' to 'Bear His Memory': Shakespeare's Sonnets in Taiwan." William Shakespeare's Sonnets, for the First Time Globally Represented, a Quatercentenary 1609-2009. Ed. Manfred Pfister and Jürgen Gutsch. Dozwil, Switzerland: Edition SIGNAThUR, 2009. pp. 121 to 134.
"Mo Yan as Humorist." World Literature Today 83.4 (2009): 32-35.
"Cosmopolitanism and Its Discontents: The Dialectics between the Global and the Local in Lao She's Fiction." MLQ: Modern Language Quarterly 69. 1 (March 2008): 97-118.
Rev. of Shakespeare, Memory and Performance, ed. Peter Holland. Shakespeare Quarterly 59.4 (Winter 2008): 500-503.
"Asian Shakespeares in Europe: From the Unfamiliar to the Defamiliarised." Shakespearean International Yearbook 8 (2008): 51-70
Rev. of Shakespeare and the American Popular Stage, by Frances Teague. Theatre Journal 60.4 (2008): 680-681.
"Shakespearean Localities and the Localities of Shakespeare Studies." Shakespeare Studies 35 (2007): 186-204
Rev. of King Lear, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Shakespeare: The Journal of the British Shakespeare Association 3. 2 (August 2007): 239-242.
"Site-Specific Hamlets and Reconfigured Localities: Jiang'an, Singapore, Elsinore." The Shakespearean International Yearbook 7 (2007): 22-48.
The Encyclopedia of Asian Theatre. 2 vols. Ed. Samuel Leiter (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007). 15 articles, approx. 7100 words.
"Shakespeare, Performance, and Autobiographical Interventions." Shakespeare Bulletin: A Journal of Performance Criticism and Scholarship 24. 2 (Summer 2006): 31-47
Media: Television, Radio, Newspapers (selected)
BBC 2 Review Show, August 19, 2011
BBC Radio Scotland Classics Unwrapped, August 14, 2011
GW Hatchet: "Bringing Shakespeare to Life," August 25, 2011
GW English News, "All the World's a Stage: Alex Huang at GW," September 9, 2011
Feature story and interview, Research || Penn State, Fall 2010 issue
Feature story, World Journal (Shijie ribao), December 29, 2010
World Journal (Shijie ribao), January 8, 2011
Feature story, World Journal (Shijie ribao), March 26, 2011
WPSU-TV: "Reinventing Shakespeare: Lobby Talks with Actors from the London Stage, Penn State, Nov. 15 and 18, 2007
WPSU-TV interview, Pennsylvania Inside Out, Penn State, October 29, 2007