The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0384  Tuesday, 18 September 2012


From:        Frank Hildy <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         September 18, 2012 9:57:43 AM EDT

Subject:     Shakespeare Event Fri Sept 28, 1:00 Univ of Maryland


SHAKSPER subscribers might be interested in the following talk by Alex Huang on Friday Sept 28th, (1:00 p.m.) which is being presented in conjunction with the UMD School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies /National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts co-production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. Both are in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. 



Professor Alex Huang


Director of the Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare Program


Associate Professor of English, Theatre and Dance, 
East Asian Languages and Literatures, and International Affairs 
George Washington University



Public Lecture


“What country, friends, is this?”

The Meanings of Shakespeare and Asia Today


This illustrated presentation explores the unique challenges and rewards of touring Shakespeare productions, drawing on several cases of Asian adaptations at the World Shakespeare Festival at the London Globe during the London Olympics in summer 2012.


Friday September 28, 2012

1:00 to 2:00 pm

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Leah M. Smith Hall, (room #2200)

Presented in conjunction with the UMD School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies /National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts co-production of




Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kay Theatre

September 27-30, 2012



Public Lecture co-sponsored by:
The UMD Center for East Asian Studies

The Shakespeare Globe USA Research Archive

School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies

Department of English

UMD Asian American Studies Program

UMD PhD Program in Theatre and Performance Studies.


Alex Huang is Director of the Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare Program and Associate Professor of English, Theatre and Dance, East Asian Languages and Literatures, and International Affairs at George Washington UniversityHis 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.


He has published widely in English, German, and Chinese on cultural globalization, translation, intercultural performance, Shakespeare, Chinese and diaspora studies, and digital humanities. His first book Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange (Columbia University Press), which received the Modern Language Association’s (MLA) Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize, the Colleagues’ Choice Award of the International Convention for Asian Scholars (ICAS), and an honorable mention of New York University’s Joe A. Callaway Prize for the Best Book on Drama or Theatre. His new book Weltliteratur und Welttheater: Ästhetischer Humanismus in der kulturellen Globalisierung (World Literature and World Theatre: Aesthetic Humanism in Cultural Globalization, 2012) examines the role of aesthetic humanism in the recent historical record of globalization. His other books include Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia and Cyberspace (Purdue University Press; co-edited) and Class, Boundary and Social Discourse in the Renaissance (co-edited). He is also a contributor to the iPad app on The Tempest ( 


Supported by the ACLS, ISA, Folger Institute, NEH, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, SSHRC, and several other institutions and agencies, Huang's research has been published in Theatre Journal, Shakespeare Survey, Theatre Survey, Asian Theatre Journal, MLQ: Modern Language Quarterly, Shakespeare Bulletin, Shakespeare, Shakespeare Studies, China Review International, Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, World Literature Today, and other peer-reviewed journals and books from Oxford, Cambridge, Toronto, and other publishers. 


Huang is currently a General Editor of the Shakespearean International Yearbook, chair of the MLA committee on the New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare, Performance Editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions, and Research Affiliate in Literature at MIT where he co-founded and co-directs Global Shakespeares (, an open-access digital performance video archive. He is the incoming President of the Mid-Atlantic Association for Asian Studies (MAR/AAS), and has made guest appearances on BBC Radio, BBC 2, BBC TV, and other television and radio programs to discuss Shakespeare and globalization.



Prof. Franklin J. Hildy

Director of the PhD Program in

Theatre and Performance Studies


School of Theatre, Dance,

    and Performance Studies

2809 Clarice Smith PAC

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742-1601


phone 301-405-3157 fax 301-314-9599


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