Jiannan Tang 唐建南

Jiannan Tang 唐建南

PhD, Beijing Foreign Studies University

Jiannan Tang graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University with M.A. in 2008 and Ph.D degree in 2011 and now she is a professor at a distinguished institution of higher learning in Beijing. She has devoted herself to the study of literature for more than twenty years, and is especially interested in the research in Western literature and ecocriticism. She used to spend half a year at the University of Nevada, Reno where the first doctoral program on environment and literature is offered. Later she continued her pursuit of ecocriticism at Cornell University. Nearly two years of visiting scholar experience helped her become an expert in this field. Now she is working on the comparison of Chinese and Western literature.

Interests
  • Reading fiction
  • Travelling
  • Sports

About Jiannan Tang 唐建南

Jiannan Tang graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University with M.A. in 2008 and Ph.D degree in 2011 and now she is a professor at a distinguished institution of higher learning in Beijing. She has devoted herself to the study of literature for more than twenty years, and is especially interested in the research in Western literature and ecocriticism. She used to spend half a year at the University of Nevada, Reno where the first doctoral program on environment and literature is offered. Later she continued her pursuit of ecocriticism at Cornell University. Nearly two years of visiting scholar experience helped her become an expert in this field. Now she is working on the comparison of Chinese and Western literature.

Courses taught

Publications

Books:
1. Place, Body, and Interconnectedness: The Resurgence of the Real in Barbara Kingsolver’s Five Novels. Beijing: Beijing Foreign Language Research and Teaching Press, 2013.
2. Cosmopolitanism Grounded in Place in Barbara Kingsolver’s Fiction (forthcoming in 2015)

Articles:
3. “The Study of Place in Ecocriticism,” Foreign Language and Literature (4, 2012).
4. “Memory Writing and Identity Construction in Animal Dreams,” Contemporary Foreign Literature (Summer 2012).
5. “Body, Self, and the Environment: An Interpretation of Audre Lorde’s The Cancer Journals,” Journal of PLA University of Foreign Languages (5, 2012).
6. “The Despairing Habitation in Hello, Mr. Tree,” Film Literature (4, 2012).
7. “Reconstructing the ‘Body’ in Ecofeminism,” Theory Monthly (3, 2012).
8. “The Wisdom of the Food Chain: Interpreting the Environmental Consciousness in Prodigal Summer,” Writer Magazine (3, 2012).
9. “Environmental Justice in Animal Dreams,” English Language and Literature Studies (1, 2012).
10. “Innocence: A Bittersweet Medicine in Slaughterhouse-Five,” English Language and Literature Studies (12, 2011).
11. “The Assertion of Body for a Sense of Place in Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Dreams,” Moravian Journal of Literature and Film (12, 2011).
12. “Resolving the Conflict between Politics and Art: On Barbara Kingsolver’s Novel Writing,” Mountain Flowers (11, 2011).
13. “From Bondage to Bondage: Analysis of Jessica in The Merchant of Venice,” Overseas English (11, 2011).
14. “The Environmental Consciousness in the Mystery Story ‘The Clone’,” Master (9, 2011).
15. “A Loss of ‘Sense of Place’: Rereading Wineburg, Ohio,” Foreign Language Researches (3, 2011).
16. “An Ecofeminist Analysis of The Poisonwood Bible,” Shandong Foreign Language Teaching Journal (4, 2011).
17. “The Influence of the Relationship between Self and Society on Women’s Lives: Comparison and Contrast of the Heroines in The Awakening and The Color Purple,” Foreign Literature Researches (1, 2011).
18. “The Utopia of the Harmony between Humanity and Nature: An Ecofeminist Reading of ‘A White Heron’,” Journal of Tianjin Foreign Studies University (3, 2010).

Translation:
19. Detective and Suspenseful Stories. China Yuhang Publishing House, 2012. (Co-editor and Translator)