About

I am an incoming Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of the Fraser Valley. I recently completed my doctoral degree in English at the University of Victoria (2015–2020). My research interests include twentieth-century British literature, modernism, environmental humanities, and affect studies. My dissertation looks at the relationship between aesthetic feelings, literary forms, and the experience of history in twentieth-century novel series.

I worked as Project Manager of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism online (2015–2017) and Sessional Instructor of ENGL 135 “Academic Reading and Writing” at UVic (Fall 2017–Spring 2018). I co-founded and co-organized (with Kevin Tunnicliffe) of “The Mod Squad,” an interdisciplinary modernist reading group at UVic. With Alana Sayers (PhD candidate), I co-organized a BIPOC English Graduate Students Support Group at UVic in 2019.

 

Education

2015 – 2020  PhD, Department of English, University of Victoria, Canada
2013 – 2015  MA, Department of English, University of Victoria, Canada
2009 – 2013  BA in English, Xi’an International Studies University, China

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

“Modernism, Critical Theory, and Affect Theory Avant La Lettre.” Modernism, Theory and Responsible Reading: A Critical Conversation, edited by Stephen Ross, Bloomsbury, 2020/21 (forthcoming).

“Atmospheric Violence: Samuel Beckett’s Aesthetics of Respiration.” LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, vol. 30, no. 2, 2019, pp. 103–119.  (This article is the first step towards my new project on the violent aesthetics of respiration and fossil fuel infrastructure in interwar Britain.)

“A Meditation on Earworms and Breath Sounds.” Phono-Fictions and Other Felt Thoughts, edited by David Cecchetto, Noxious Sector Press, 2016, pp. 143–62.

Peer-Reviewed Encyclopedia Entries

“Zhou Zuoren (周作人) (1885–1967).” The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Taylor and Francis, 2016.

“Fei Ming (废名) (1901–1967).” The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Taylor and Francis, 2016.

“Beckett, Samuel (1906–89).” The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Taylor and Francis, 2016.

Other Publications

The Politics of Naming.” Modernism/modernity print plus, 7 February 2019.

MSA 2019 Toronto Conference Review, with Aoiffe Walsh, Farah Nada, and Sean A. McPhail, The Modernist Review.



 

Memberships

MLA (Modern Language Association)
MSA (Modernist Studies Association)
BAMS (British Association for Modernist Studies)
SLSA (The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts)

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