Nan Zhang holds a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in the U.S. Her research interests include global modernism, late nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and culture, ethics and literature, intellectual history, and aesthetic theory. Her current book project, “Solemn Progress”: Modernism, Social Constitution, and Cosmic Life, examines how a group of modernist writers including Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Rabindranath Tagore, Thomas Mann, and Lin Yutang engaged with various forms of civic virtue in a global context.



Courses offered in 2016-2017

ENGL1046       Introduction to modern short fiction

ENGL2011       English novel II




Selected Publications

"Solemn Progress": Woolf, Burke, and the Negotiation of Virtue, Modernist Cultures, forthcoming

Book Manuscript in Progress:
“Solemn Progress”: Modernism, Social Constitution, and Cosmic Life

“The Genesis of Virginia Woolf’s Late Cultural Criticism,” Journal of Modern Literature, forthcoming

Review of David Bromwich, The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence. Reading, August 2015.

Chinese translation of The British Museum Is Falling Down (《大英博物馆在倒塌》),  by David Lodge. Shanghai Yiwen Publishing House, 2010.



Last updated: 27 March 2017