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.
“A Tale for Two Readers: Joseph Conrad’s ‘The Tale’”
“Probing Covert Progressions”
Style, vol. 55, no. 1, 2021, pp. 68-71.
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.
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.
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.
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
College Park, MD, April 1–2, 2017
“Subverting the Sense of an Ending in Character Narration”
International Society for the Study of Narrative Conference
(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
(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
(Virtual) March 11-14, 2021