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Tung-An Wei

Tung-An Wei

PhD Candidate, English

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Research Expertise

Comparative Literature
Modernist
Post-1900 British and Irish

Tung-An Wei is a PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature. She received an MA in Classics from NYU and a BA in Foreign Languages and Literature from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. She just defended her dissertation, “Resisting the Reader: Textual Recalcitrance in British Novels, 1917-2011" in April 2021. She is interested in modern and contemporary British literature, narrative theory, the history of the novel, and the rewritings of ancient Greek literature. At the University of Maryland, she has taught Academic Writing, Fantasy Literature, Film Art in a Global Society, Global Literature and Social Change, Literature of Science and Technology, and World Literature by Women. During AY18-19 she worked as an academic advisor in the English Undergraduate Studies Office.

Publications

“A Tale for Two Readers: Joseph Conrad’s ‘The Tale’”

The Conradian

English

Lead: Tung-An Wei
Dates:

Forthcoming.

“Probing Covert Progressions”

Style, vol. 55, no. 1, 2021, pp. 68-71.

English

Lead: Tung-An Wei
Dates:

Co-authored with Brian Richardson.

“Reading Modernist-ly or Postmodernist-ly?: The Oblique Relations between the Prose and the Journal in Ann Quin’s Passages”

Presented in E- 6 Forms of Pomo Fiction.

English

Lead: Tung-An Wei
Dates:

A paper presented at The 48th Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY, February 20–22, 2020.

“The Contradictory Sense of Ending in Anna Kavan’s Ice”

Presented in the Narrative Temporality: Gaps, Closure, and PoydrasContradiction.

English

Lead: Tung-An Wei
Dates:

Chair: Marina Ludwigs, Stockholm University

"Unlikely Narrative: The Contradictory Functions of Lists in Samuel Beckett's Molloy"

Presented at the Northeast Modern Language Associationon Convention.

English

Lead: Tung-An Wei
Dates: -

Washington, DC, March 21–24, 2019.

“(Not) Knowing Greece/Greek: Satire and Jacob’s Hellenism in Jacob’s Room"

Paper presented at the Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies Annual Meeting

English

Lead: Tung-An Wei
Dates: -

College Park, MD, April 1–2, 2017

Talk

“Subverting the Sense of an Ending in Character Narration”

International Society for the Study of Narrative Conference

English

Lead: Tung-An Wei
Dates: -

(Virtual) May 19-23, 2021

“Yong-Ping Li’s Oral Storytelling, Transtextual Character, and Reworkings of Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim in The End of the River”

American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting

English

Lead: Tung-An Wei
Dates: -

(Virtual) April 8-11, 2021

“The Promise of a ‘Second Story’: The Surprise Ending of Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending”

Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

English

Lead: Tung-An Wei
Dates: -

(Virtual) March 11-14, 2021