Su Fang Ng

Su Fang Ng, Associate Professor

Su Fang Ng, Associate Professor
Su Fang Ng, Associate Professor

Department of English
229 Shanks Hall 
181 Turner St. NW 
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-7753 |

Su Fang Ng is an Associate Professor in the Department of English.

  • Early Modern Literature
  • Shakespeare
  • Milton
  • Postcolonial Literature
  • Comparative Literature
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • M.A., Emory University
  • B.A., Whitman College
  • Milton Society of America
  • Shakespeare Association of America
  • Modern Language Association
  • Clifford A. Cutchins Professor, Virginia Tech, 2017
  • Solmsen Fellow, Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2017-2018.
  • Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford University, Trinity 2016.
  • Visiting Fellow, Centre for Transcultural Studies, Heidelberg University, Oct 2015-April 2016.
  • Affiliated Fellow, International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, June 2011
  • Harrington Fellow, University of Texas at Austin, 2009-2010.
  • Delta Delta Delta Fellow, National Humanities Center, 2007-2008.
  • American Philosophical Society/British Academy Joint Fellowship for Research in London, June-August 2007.
  • Bunting Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, 2005-2006.
  • Short-term Fellow, Newberry Library, Chicago, May 2003.


Alexander the Great from Britain to Southeast Asia: Peripheral Empires in the Global Renaissance. Classical Presences series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.

Literature and the Politics of Family in Seventeenth-Century England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007, paperback 2009.

Journal Articles

Editor, Transcultural Networks in the Indian Ocean, 16th-18th Centuries: Europeans and Indian Ocean Societies in Interaction, special issue of Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture 48.2 (2015): 119-340.

“Milton, Buchanan, and King Arthur,” Review of English Studies(2019).

“Speaking Transnationally: Early Modern European Cross-Cultural Exchanges with Islamic Southeast Asia,” Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture 48.2 (July 2015): 289-313.

“Global Souvenirs: Bridging East and West in the Malay Alexander Romance,” special issue on The Global Middle Ages, ed. Geraldine Heng and Lynn Ramey, Literature Compass 11/7 (2014): 395-408.

“Dutch Wars, Global Trade, and the Heroic Poem: Dryden’s Annus Mirabilis (1666) and Amin’s Sya’ir Perang Mengkasar (1670),” Modern Philology 109.3 (February 2012): 352-84.

“Pirating Paradise: Alexander the Great, Dutch East Indies, and Satanic Empire in Milton’s Paradise Lost,” Milton Studies 52 (2011): 59-91.

(with Kenneth Hodges) “Saint George, Islam, and Regional Courts in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” Studies in the Age of Chaucer 32 (2010): 257-94.

“Global Renaissance: Alexander the Great and Early Modern Classicism from the British Isles to the Malay Archipelago,” Comparative Literature 58.4 (Fall 2006): 293-312.

Book Chapters

“Resistance,” in A Cultural History of Western Empires, Vol. 3 The Renaissance, ed. Ania Loomba, gen. ed. Antoinette Burton, Bloomsbury Cultural History series. London: Bloomsbury Academic, UK, 2018. Pp. 181-202.

“Genealogical Memory: Constructing Female Rule in Seventeenth-Century Aceh,” in Gendered Temporalities in the Early Modern World, ed. Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2018. Pp. 135-57.

“Bare-forked Animals: King Lear and the Problems of Patriarchalism,” in Family Politics in Early Modern Literature, ed. Hannah Crawforth and Sarah Lewis. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. Pp. 173-90.

“Spenser’s Erotic Refusals,” in The Erotics of Memory in Shakespeare’s England, ed. John Garrison and Kyle Pivetti. New York: Routledge, 2016. Pp. 192-206.

“The Alexander Romance in Southeast Asia: Wonder, Islam, and Knowledge of the World,” in Alexander the Great in the Middle Ages: Transcultural Perspectives, ed. Markus Stock and Stefanie Schmitt. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016. Pp. 104-22.

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