Charles M. Tung, PhD
Associate Professor, English
Building/Room: Casey 510-14
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
- “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, 2019.
- “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, 2019.
- “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.
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B.A., Georgetown University
M.Phil., Oxford University
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley