Charles M. Tung, PhD
Building/Room: Casey 510-14
Charles Tung CV (PDF)
Teaching and Research Interests
Welcome Statement: I began as a student of Romanticism and the lyric, but a number of factors, including acute hay fever, pushed me quickly into modernism. The focus of my doctoral work was early 20th-century British and American literature and time philosophy. I am also interested in race and atavism, models of history and identity in cultural and ethnic studies, and time-travel narratives. I have a real weakness for popular culture, especially bad Hollywood films and love songs.
Modernism in Art and Literature; Modernism, Time Travel, and Alternate Histories; Asian American Literature; What Is “Ethnic” American Literature?; Literary and Cultural Theory: History and the Deep Future
Modernism and Time Machines, Critical Studies in Modernist Culture series (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019).
“Posthistorical Historicity Today: Historical Time and Virality after Flusser,” forthcoming in Understanding Flusser, Understanding Modernism, edited by Aaron Jaffe, Rodrigo Martini, and Michael F. Miller, Bloomsbury Press, 2021.
“Time Machines and Timelapse Aesthetics in Anthropocenic Modernism,” forthcoming in Timescales: Ecological Temporalities Across Disciplines, edited by Bethany Wiggin, Patricia Kim, and Carolyn Fornoff, University of Minnesota Press, 2020.
“Second Modernism and the Aesthetics of Temporal Scale,” forthcoming in Modernism and the Anthropocene, edited by Jon Hegglund and John McIntyre, Ecocritical Theory and Practice series, Lexington/Rowman and Littlefield, 2020.
“The Angel of Alternate History and Apocalyptic Hope.” ASAP/Journal, vol. 3, no. 3, 2018, pp. 547-69.
“Technology and Time: Clocks, Time Machines, and Speculation.” In Time and Literature: Cambridge Critical Concepts, edited by Thomas Allen, Cambridge University Press, 2018, pp. 166-79.
“Baddest Modernism: the Scales and Lines of Inhuman Time.” Modernist Inhumanisms, special issue of Modernism/Modernity, vol. 23, no .3, 2016, pp. 515-38.
“Modernism, Time Machines, and the Defamiliarization of Time.” Configurations, vol. 23, no .1, Winter 2015, pp. 93-121.
“Modernist Heterochrony, Evolutionary Biology, and the Chimera of Time.” The Year’s Work in the Oddball Archive, edited by Jonathan P. Eburne and Judith Roof, Indiana University Press, 2015, pp. 247-77.
BA, Georgetown University
MPhil, Oxford University
PhD, University of California, Berkeley