Editor, Global Shakespeares book series, Palgrave Macmillan [book proposal form]

  • Global afterlife of Shakespearean drama, poetry, and motifs in its literary, performative, and digital forms of expression in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including new media.
  • Scholarly polemic and up-to-date studies of 25,000 to 50,000 words that capture global Shakespeares as they evolve, published within three months of acceptance of final manuscript.
  • Dissemination of big ideas and cutting-edge research to a wide market in e-book and print formats.
  • Authors are encouraged to draw upon open-access resources such as Global Shakespeares digital archive.


Call for Papers - Upcoming

The Shakespearean International Yearbook Call for Papers (ongoing)

ESRA Research Seminar "Myths in Shakespearean Performance," Montpellier, 26-29 June 2013

MLA, Boston 3-6 January 2013: Roundtable: Reciprocal Accessibility: What can the MLA and East Asiandivisions achieve together? (deadline March 15, 2012)



Global Shakespeares, co-founder
Global Chaucers, collaborator
Shakespeare Performance in Asia (SPiA), co-founder
GloPAD, Global Performing Arts Database. Collaborator
The Tempest for iPad. Collaborator
Video Curator, Imagining China: The View from Europe, 1550-1700 (curator: Timothy Billings), Sept. 2009-Jan. 2010. Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.
Asian Shakespeares: A Visuals Database
Stanford Shakespeare in Asia, co-founder

Links to Global Shakespeare Adaptations




Video Curator, Imagining China: The View from Europe, 1550-1700 (curator: Timothy Billings)
        Folger Library, Washington, D.C.; reviewed in Shakespeare (BSA), Shakespeare Bulletin, and elsewhere

Curator, Video Installation for the "Shakespeare Encyclopedia" Open House at the Shakespeare Association of America annual conference, Chicago, April 1-4, 2010 (--> public photos)



Shakespearean Orients, Early Modern to Postmodern
Reconfigured Localities: Translation, Transnationalism, Travel
Dressing Up for the Part: Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre as a Performance of Hamlet
Lu Xun and the Invention of the "Tragic" in Modern Chinese Literature
Wartime Shakespeare on Stage and Screen
Performing Cultural Otherness in Early Modern England
The Dialectic betwee the Local and the Global in Lao She's Fictions


学術会議 Call for Papers (past)

GW's Inaugural Digital Humanities Symposium, George Washington University, January 25-26, 2013
     Co-sponsored by George Washington University Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Dean's Scholars in Shakespeare Program, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Department of English, Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute, Disability Support Services, Department of Computer Sciences, University Libraries, University Honors Program, Women's Leadership Program, Department of Theatre and Dance, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, and GW Language Center. Graduate seminar taught in conjunction with the symposium: English 6130 Digital Humanities Theory (Prof. Huang).

Cultural Translations: Medieval / Early Modern / Postmodern
Washington, D.C., March 25, 2012
Shakespeare (BSA Journal) Special Issue
     Global Shakespeares
9th World Shakespeare Congress
     Prague, 17-22 July 2011
Research Seminar, Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft and the ESRA
     Weimar, 28 April–1 May 2011
MAR-AAS, Penn State, Oct. 22-23, 2010
     39th Annual Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies Conference
Asian Theatre Journal Special Issue
     28.1 (Spring 2011)
Asian Shakespeares on Screen: Two Films in Perspective, special issue of Borrowers and Lenders
MLA, Philadelphia, December 27-30, 2009
     "Humor, Trauma, and Histories of East Asia"
BSA, London, September 11-13, 2009
     "Asian Shakespeares in Europe"
AAP, New York, August 6-7, 2009
     "Tears and Laughter in Asian Comedy"
AAS, Chicago, March, 2009
     "Parodic China: Subversion and Mockery in Modern Chinese Entertainment Culture"
AAS, Atlanta, April 4-6, 2008
    "Familial and Cultural Circuits of Chinese Literary Identities"
ATHE, New Orleans, July 26-29, 2007
     Roundtable: "Remembering Shakespeare and Post/colonial Asia"
SAA, San Diego, April 5-7, 2007
     "Shakespeare, Appropriation, and the Ethical."
WSC, Brisbane, July 21-26, 2006
     "Brave Old Worlds: Shakespeare Production and Reception in East Asia."
, San Francisco, April 6-9, 2006
     "Found in Translation: Rethinking the Foreign in East Asian Modernities."
ACLA, Penn State, March 11-13, 2005
     "Performing Imperialism and Cultural Otherness in Modern East Asia"
Shakespeare in Asia International Conference
     Stanford University, April 1-4, 2004




Teaching in a Digital World by Alex Huang
Reference Website for Prof. Huang's Film & Literature Courses
Transcultural Asia: Literary & Visual Cultures of Asia and the Asian Diaspora
POCI: Proficiency-Oriented Chinese Instruction
PSU Summer Program in Shanghai