Sharon K. Tang-Quan

Sharon Tang-Quan - Photo

Assistant Professor of English
Phone: (805) 565-7266
Email: stangquan@westmont.edu
Office Location: Reynolds Hall 203

Office Hours
Spring 2014
TuTh 10:00 - 11:00 AM
W12:00 - 3:00 PM
and by appointment

Specialization
American Race and Ethnic Literature, Romantic/Victorian Literature, Literature and the Mind Theory

Vita


EDUCATION

  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    PhD in English Literature, 2013
    Dissertation: Transpacific Utopias: The Making of New Chinese American Immigrant Literature, 1945-2010
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    MA in English Literature
    Fields of Specialization: American Race and Ethnic Literature, Romantic/Victorian Literature, Literature and the Mind Theory
  • University of California, Berkeley
    BA in English Literature with High Honors

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • American Race and Ethnic Literature
  • Transnational Literature
  • Transpacific Literature
  • Nineteenth-century British Literature
  • Theories of Hope and Utopia
  • Narrative Theory

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • "Utopian Impulses and Spiritual Recognition in Li-Young Lee's "The Cleaving"." Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, November 2013.
  • "Transpacific Visions and Western Sentimentality: The Literary Friendship of Lin Yutang and Pearl S. Buck". Christianity and Literature Western Regional Conference, May 2013.
  • "The Transformative Process of Collaboration: Faith and Academic Inquiry at a Secular University." Christianity and Literature Western Regional Conference, May 2013.
  • "Utopian Impulses: Reconfiguring the American Imaginary through Chinese American Literature." Multi-Ethnic Literature of the US Conference, March 2013.
  • "Narrative Resistance: Reclaiming the Textual Body in Wang Ping's American Visa and The Last Communist Virgin." Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, October 2012.
  • "Transformative Assimilation: The Turn toward Spiritual Citizenship in Li-Young Lee's The Winged Seed." Christianity and Literature Western Regional Conference, April 2011.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • UCSB Doctoral Scholars Fellowship
  • UCSB Graduate Division Conference Travel Grant
  • UCSB Academic Senate Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award Nominee
  • UCSB Graduate Student Association Outstanding Teaching Award Nominee
  • Christianity and Literature Graduate Student Travel Grant
  • UCB Valedictory Speaker, English Department Commencement
  • UCB Center for British Studies Kirk Underhill Undergraduate Prize (awarded to best senior thesis)
  • UCB H.W. Hill English Department AwardRobert and Colleen Haas Scholars Fellowship
  • UC Paris Alumni Association Research Grant
  • UCB ASUC Academic Opportunity Research Grant
  • UCB English Department Graduate Student Travel Grant
  • UCB Center for British Studies Travel Grant
  • California Alumni Leadership Scholar

PUBLICATIONS


    "'You should not be invisible.': An Interview with Mitsuye Yamada". Co-authored with Shirley Geok-lin Lim and Caroline Kyungah Hong, in Contemporary Women's Writing.