Charles Tung publishes book, presents

April 19, 2019

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Charles Tung, associate professor and chair of English, has a book, Modernism and Time Machines, that is now available in the Critical Studies in Modernist Culture series at EUP. Tung’s monograph reads the time obsession in canonical modernist literature and art in relation to the rise of time-travel narratives and alternate histories in popular culture. Examined together, both modernism and the fantasy of moving in time help us to revise our understanding of the shapes of time, the consistency of timespace and the nature of history. 

Tung also presented a paper, “Historical Time and Virality after Flusser,” at the Thinking Media After Flusser Symposium, April 5-6, hosted by Rice University’s Humanities Research Center, the Center for Critical and Cultural Theory, the Humboldt Institute and the Goethe Institute.