Nan Zhang is an associate professor of English at Fudan University. She received her B. A. in International Finance from Fudan University, and her Ph.D. in English Literature from Johns Hopkins University. She was a recipient of the 2020 Humanities Research Centre Fellowship at Australian National University and British Academy Seed Funding in 2019. She works on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British literature and global modernism. Her research interests also include cosmopolitan studies, history of political thought, aesthetics and ethics, and economics. She has published a book in Chinese on Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group, and is completing a book in English exploring modernist writers’ engagement with various forms of civic virtue in a global context. Her new research project focuses on the transmutation of British liberalism at the turn of the twentieth century.
Nan Zhang is a co-founder and currently chair of the Modernist Studies in Asia network (MSIA), (https://www.modernismasia.hku.hk/). She is at the moment co-editing a special issue for Literature Compass on the histories and practices of modernist studies in Asia.