Alexa Huang

Director, Dean's Scholars in Shakespeare Program
Founding Co-Director of the GW Digital Humanities Institute
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of English
Professor of English, Theatre and Dance
     East Asian Languages and Literatures and International Affairs

Department of English
George Washington University

 

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Dr. Huang's 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.

She has guest edited special issues of Shakespeare (Journal of the British Shakespeare Association), Asian Theatre Journal, and Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, and contributed to Shakespeare Survey (Cambridge), MLQ: Modern Language Quarterly (Duke), Theatre Journal (Johns Hopkins), Theatre Survey (Cambridge), and journals and books published by Oxford, Toronto, Duke, and other presses. Further projects underway include a book on intercultural performance and ethics; a book-length study of literary humor; and Global Shakespeares, an open-access digital video archive that he co-founded as Research Affiliate in Literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

In addition to Asian and comparative literary studies, she has also contributed to Shakespeare and early modern studies through her service to the fields as early modern studies faculty of the Middlebury College Bread Loaf School of English at Lincoln College, Oxford (a summer graduate program), guest speaker at the Edinburgh International Festival, consultant for several other theatre festivals, and the video curator for an exhibition at the Folger Library in Washington, D.C. She is at work on a number of collaborative digital projects including VITAL (Video Interactions for Teaching and Learning).

Career

  • Professor of English, George Washington University, 2013 --
  • Associate Professor of English, George Washington University, 2011-2013
  • Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Penn State University, 2010-2011
  • Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Penn State University, 2004-2010
  • Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Joint Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, Stanford University, 1999-2004

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Book awards from the MLA, ICAS, and NYU. Read reviews
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World Literature and World Theatre
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Special Issue on Global Shakespeares
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Shakespearean International Yearbook, general editor
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Special Issue 28.1 (2011)
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Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia and Cyberspace
Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia, and Cyberspace
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Sourcebook of Chinese and Sinophone Literary Studies in North America in the New Millennium
---------Class, Boundary and Social Discoures in the Renaissance
Class, Boundary and Social Discourse in the Renaissance