Adele Lee

Associate Professor
Pronouns: (She/Her/Hers)
Email Email adele_lee@emerson.edu

Adele Lee's research focuses on "Global Shakespeare," Renaissance travel writing and the "transnational turn" in literary studies. She is the author of The English Renaissance and the Far East: Cross-Cultural Encounters (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2017), editor of Shakespeare and Accentism (London and New York: Routledge, 2020) and co-author (with Sarah Olive et.al.) of Shakespeare in East Asian Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). She has also published articles in journals such as Shakespeare Bulletin, Early Modern Literary Studies, Quidditas, Contemporary Women's Writing and Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation and contributed to several edited collections, including Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia and Cyberspace (Purdue UP, 2009), Shakespeare Beyond English: A Global Experiment (Cambridge UP, 2013), Richard III: A Critical Reader (Bloomsbury Arden, 2013) and a special issue of The Literary London Journal on the topic "Shakespeare's London/London's Shakespeares" (2017).

Current research projects include a study of Shakespeare through the lens of Critical Mixed Race Studies and a monograph on Renaissance cross-cultural encounters between China and Colonial American which explores the "New World's" earliest links with the Far East and the oft-neglected role of China in the "discovery" and construction of the United States.

Prior to joining Emerson College, Lee was Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Greenwich, London, and Secretary of the Literary London Society.

About

Education

B.A., Queen's University, Belfast
M.A., Queen's University, Belfast
Ph.D., Queen's University, Belfast

Publications

The English Renaissance and the Far East: Cross-Cultural Encounters

2017

Grants

Bursary from the Performing China Theatre Network (University of Leeds)

2012

Bursary from the British Korean Society (London)

2015

Global & Civic Engagement

Secretary, Literary London Society

2011

Member of CITY Journal Editorial Newtork

2012

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2012

Principal Investigator of REF Impact case study, Shakespeare in Hong Kong

2013

Awards & Honors

Dr J.D.A. Johnson Prize in Literature (Queen's University Belfast)

2003

Full DEL Postgraduate Award

2003

Full AHRC Doctoral Award

2004

Dr Allen D. Breck Award (The Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association)

2009