Hanh Bui

Hanh BuiTeaching and Research Fellow, Shakespeare's Globe
BA Stanford University

Research Interests

Shakespeare, early modern health and science, aging studies, medical humanities, ethics, posthumanism, utopias/dystopias, cyberpunk fiction and film


Between Art and Technics: Growing Old in Shakespeare's Worlds

Primary Advisor

Professor Ramie Targoff


"King Lear and the Duty to Die," Renaissance Drama, forthcoming 2021. 

“Effigies of Childhood in Kurzel’s Macbeth.” Literature/Film Quarterly vol.48, no. 1, January 2020.

 “The Mirror and Age in Shakespeare’s Sonnets,” in Shakespeare’s Things: Shakespearean Theatre and the Non-Human World in History, Theory, and Performance. Eds. Brett Gamboa and Lawrence Switzky, Routledge, 2020.

Review of The Hurt(ful) Body: Performing and Beholding Pain, 1600-1800, eds. Tomas Macsotay, Cornelis van der Haven, and Karel Vanhaesebrouck, British Journal for the History of Science vol. 52, no. 4, December 2019, pp. 711-12.

Review of Shakespeare’s First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book, by Emma Smith, Shakespeare Newsletter vol. 66, no. 2, Spring 2017, pp. 82-83.


"Deaf and Deafer: Comic Disability in Early Modern Drama." British Shakespeare Association, Surrey, England, July 2021.

"Youth, Age, and Pastoral Guardianship." Globe 4 Globe: Shakespeare and Climate Emergency, London, April 2021.

"Aging, Immortality, and Nineteenth-Century Vitalism in Walter Besant’s The Inner House." Nineteenth-Century Narratives of Ageing, Lincoln, England. July 2019.

"Sycorax and the Monstrosity of Aged Femininity." European Shakespeare Research Association, Rome. July 2019

"Aging/De-Aging in the Blade Runner Franchise." European Society for the Study of English, Brno, Czech Republic. August 2018

"King Lear and the Duty to Die." British Shakespeare Association, Belfast, Northern Ireland. June 2018  

"Vision, Spectacles, and the Optics of Old Age." Renaissance Society of America, New Orleans. March 2018

"Primary Vulnerabilities and Disability Politics in King Lear." Shakespeare Association of America, Atlanta. April 2017

"Effigies of Childhood in Kurzel's 'Macbeth.'"World Shakespeare Congress, Stratford-upon-Avon, England. August 2016

"Glass, Time, and Age in Shakespeare's Sonnets." ACLA Conference, Harvard University. March 2016

"Representing the Post-Maternal: A Reinterpretation of Volumnia." NeMLA Convention, Toronto. May 2015

"Aging and Sexual Decline in Donne's 'The Autumnal.'" Graduate Symposium, Brandeis University. November 2016


Gilmore-Valenze Dissertation Prize (2019)

Provost Dissertation Fellowship (2018)

Mellon Dissertation Research Grant (2017)

Frankel Family Foundation Fellowship (2016)

Barbara and Morton Mandel Endowed Graduate Fellowship in English and American Literature (2013, 2014, 2015)

Courses Taught

UWS "Shakespeare in Love" (Fall 2015, Spring 2016)

(TF) "The Films of Disney." Professor Caren Irr, English Department (Spring 2015)

(TF) "Literature and Medicine." Professor David Sherman, English Department (Fall 2014). Guest lecture: "Renaissance Medicine"