Fall Term, Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (or by appointment) Winter Term, Tuesday 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (or by appointment)
Teaching and Research Interests
Modernist and twentieth-century poetry and poetics; poetry and philosophy; poetry and translation; comparative hermeneutics; intercultural theory. Degrees
B.A. (Nanjing), Ph.D. (Cambridge) Bio
A graduate of Nanjing University, I obtained my PhD from Trinity College, University of Cambridge. At Cambridge, I studied modern poetry under Eric Griffiths and J. H. Prynne. I was Research Fellow at St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge, and taught at Peking University before coming to Toronto. My areas of teaching and research interests are: (1) modernist and contemporary Anglo-American poetry, especially in relation to translation, comparative poetics, and philosophy; (2) hermeneutics and critical theory, especially in relation to issues of interculturality, translatability, and cosmopolitanism.Publications
(ed.) The Agon of Interpretations: Towards a Critical Intercultural Hermeneutics
. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014. Conditions of Comparison: Reflections on Comparative Intercultural Inquiry
. London and New York: Continuum, 2011. Ezra Pound and the Appropriation of Chinese Poetry
. New York and London: Garland, 1999. Recent Articles & Book Chapters
“More Virtual than Global.” New Global Studies
“Meta-Critiquing: Critique, Hermeneutics, Theory.” Reframing Critical, Literary, and Cultural Theories: Thought on the Edge
. Ed. Nicoletta Pirreddu. New York: Palgrave, 2018. 39-61.
“Dialogic and Dialectic Interfusions.” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies
20.2 (2018): 185-202.
“World Poetry, without Baedeker: The Very Idea.” Canadian Review of Comparative Literature
44.3 (2017): 501-509.
“Towards a Critical Intercultural Hermeneutics” and “Afterword: Contesting the Real.” The Agon of Interpretations: Towards a Critical Intercultural Hermeneutics
. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014. 3-19 and 302-307.
“What Does the Comparative Do for Theory?” PMLA
128.3 (2013): 675-682.
“Apersonal Singularity: Writing and Reading in the Work of Two ORIGINAL Poets.” Canadian Review of Comparative Literature
39.4 (2012): 372-393.
“Reactualising the Unfigurable: Difficulty and Resistance in Translating J. H. Prynne.” The Cambridge Quarterly
41.1 (2012): 180-196.
“Harmony in Difference: Tension and Complementarity.” Exploring Humanity: Intercultural Perspectives on Humanism
. Eds. Mihai I. Spariosu and Jörn Rüsen. Göttingen: V & R Unipress, 2012. 181-196.
“Point of View and Epistemological Cosmopolitanism.” Creoles, Diasporas, Cosmopolitanisms
. Ed. David Gallagher. Palo Alto, CA: Academica Press, 2012. 407-426.
“Contexts in Poetic Translation: Iterability, Event, Openness.” Perspectives: Studies in Translatology
19.3 (2011): 205-219.
“Trying to Be on Both Sides of the Mirror at Once: I. A. Richards, Multiple Definition, and Comparative Method.” Comparative Literature Studies
44.3 (2007): 279-297.