Dr. Alex Huang, Associate Professor of English at George Washington University, will give a talk entitled “‘Fair Ophelia’ in Victorian and Asian Visual and Performance Cultures” on October 28 in Mood Atrium at 1 p.m.
Dr. Alex Huang, Associate Professor of English at George Washington University, will be giving a talk on Shakespeare on Friday 28 October at 1 p.m. in the Mood Atrium. Dr. Huang is the author of Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange (Columbia UP, 2009); the co-editor of Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia and Cyberspace (Purdue UP, 2007), and Class, Boundary, and Social Discourse in the Renaissance (National Sun Yat-Sen UP, 2007); and special editor for issues of The Asian Theater Journal and Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association. He is also Illustrations Editor of the Shakespeare Encyclopedia, and author of numerous articles. He has led the re-invention of the study in Shakespeare in translation and adaptation. While much of his work has focused on individual performances of Shakespeare in Asia, he has pioneered the study of how performance can mediate between languages and cultures. He will be offering a talk entitled “‘Fair Ophelia’ in Victorian and Asian Visual and Performance Cultures.”
Dr. Huang’s visit is sponsored by the English Department’s Howard Crawford Fund, with assistance from History, International Studies, Modern Languages, and Theater.