Yan (Amy) Tang

Yan (Amy) Tang

BA (XISU), MA (UVic)


PhD Candidate

Dissertation Title:The Feeling of Form: The Experience of History and Twentieth-Century Novel Series

(estimated date of completion: July 2020)

Supervisor: Dr. Stephen Ross

I am a PhD candidate in English at the University of Victoria (2015– ). My research interests include twentieth-century British and Irish literature, modernism, critical theory, affect studies, and environmental humanities. My dissertation looks at the relationship between aesthetic feelings, literary forms, and the experience of history in twentieth-century novel series, especially works by Ford Madox Ford, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Lawrence Durrell, and Kazuo Ishiguro. I am the co-founder and co-organizer (with Kevin Tunnicliffe) of “The Mod Squad,” an interdisciplinary modernist reading group at UVic. In the past, I worked as the 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).

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