Profile


Nan Zhang holds a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in the U.S. Her research interests include global modernism, late nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and culture, ethics and literature, intellectual history, and aesthetic theory. Her current book project, “Solemn Progress”: Modernism, Social Constitution, and Cosmic Life, examines how a group of modernist writers including Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Rabindranath Tagore, Thomas Mann, and Lin Yutang engaged with various forms of civic virtue in a global context.

 

 

Courses offered in 2016-2017

ENGL1046       Introduction to modern short fiction

ENGL2011       English novel II

 

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Publications


Selected Publications

"Solemn Progress": Woolf, Burke, and the Negotiation of Virtue, Modernist Cultures, forthcoming

Book Manuscript in Progress:
“Solemn Progress”: Modernism, Social Constitution, and Cosmic Life

“The Genesis of Virginia Woolf’s Late Cultural Criticism,” Journal of Modern Literature, forthcoming

Review of David Bromwich, The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence. Reading, August 2015.

Chinese translation of The British Museum Is Falling Down (《大英博物馆在倒塌》),  by David Lodge. Shanghai Yiwen Publishing House, 2010.

 

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Last updated: 27 March 2017