December 8, 2010
English Professor Charles M. Tung presented “Objecthood and Alternate Historicity” at the Modernist Studies
Association 12th Annual Conference in Victoria, B.C. in November. His
paper, which examines the critique of the artifactuality in Borges’s “Tlon” and
Dick’s alternate history Man in the High Castle, is part of his book
project, Reimagining the Present: Modernist Temporalities, Alternate
Historicity, and Time Travel.
Tung, who received his Ph.D. from
the University of California at Berkeley, has been on the Arts and Sciences
faculty since 2004. His scholarship focuses on modernist and contemporary
literature, literary and cultural theory, and minority discourses. Recent
writings include “The Future of Literary Criticism: the Curricularized
Classroom and Thick Reading” (in Literary Study, Measurement, and the
Sublime: Disciplinary Assessment, in press) and “Disquieting Time” (Common
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