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Professor
Professor Kendall Johnson
BA Hons, UMich; MA, PhD UPenn
Professor
Professor Kendall Johnson
BA Hons, UMich; MA, PhD UPenn
PROFILE
PROFILE

As an interdisciplinary scholar of early American, British, and European literatures and history, Prof. Johnson researches material print culture in a transnational and global historical frame. Prior to joining the University of Hong Kong, he was an Associate Professor of Early American Literature at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania. He was a Fulbright Visiting Associate Professor in American Studies at The University of Hong Kong for the 2008‐2009 academic year. After joining HKU he served as the Director the American Studies Programme (2010-2014) and the Head of the School of Modern Languages and cultures (2011-2017). His most recent single‐authored book is The New Middle Kingdom: China and the Early American Romance of Free Trade (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017). Other publications include Henry James and the Visual (Cambridge University Press, 2007; 2011), Narratives of Free Trade in Early US-China Relations (Hong Kong University Press, 2010; contributing editor), the Critical Companion to Henry James (FactsOnFile 2009, with Eric L. Haralson) and several essays on Native American literature, among them "Imagining Self and Community in Native American Autobiography" in *The Columbia Guide to American Indian Literatures of the United States Since 1945* (Columbia University Press 2006; edited by Eric Cheyfitz). His articles have appeared in Modern Fiction StudiesAmerican Literary History (ALH)American LiteratureAmerican Quarterly, and elsewhere.

2018-Present   Professor, American Literature School of English, University of Hong Kong Teaching and research areas include: American literature and cultual studies, colonial through early-twentieth centuries; American Studies, Native American literatures; race studies; law and U.S. literature; anthropology and literature; visual aesthetics; postcolonial theory; urban studies; history of the novel; transnational dimensions of the China Trade; US contexts of Orientalism
2017-2018   Professor, American Studies School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Hong Kong
2010-2017   School Head, School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC) (March 2011-December 2017) Associate Professor (tenured 2012) Director, American Studies Programme (August 2010-March 2014), University of Hong Kong
2005-2014   Visiting Scholar, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania
2008-2009   Visiting Associate Fulbright Professor, American Studies Programme, University of Hong Kong
2007-2012   Associate Professor (tenured), Department of English, Swarthmore College
2001-2007   Assistant Professor, Department of English, Swarthmore College
2000   Lecturer, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania
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American literature; Anthropology and literature; Colonial through early-twentieth centuries; History of the novel; Law and Literature; Native American literatures; Postcolonial theory; Race studies; Transnational dimensions of the China Trade; Visual aesthetics