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Meet our Faculty: Lan Dong

Lan Dong
Associate Professor of English Lan dong
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Phone: (217) 206-8334
Office: UHB 3074

Teaching and Research Interests:

Asian American Literature and Film, Comparative Literature, Popular Culture, Graphic Narratives, Children’s Literature

Courses taught:

Asian American Women and Literature
Chinese American Action Cinema
Comics and Asian America
Exploring Literature
Fiction by Nobel Laureates
From China to Chinese America
Graphic Novel
Honors Composition
How Do You Know? Multicultural America
Images of Asian/Asian Americans in Literature and Films
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to the Discipline
Memoirs across Cultures
World Literature, East West

Selected Publications:

Lan Dong is the author of two books: Mulan’s Legacy and Legend in China and the United States (2011), Reading Amy Tan (2009), and a number of book chapters and journal articles on Asian American literature and film, children’s literature, and comparative literature. She is the editor of two books: Transnationalism and the Asian American Heroine: Essays on Literature, Film, Myth and Media (2010) and Teaching Comics and Graphic Narratives: Essays on Theory, Strategy and Practice (2012). She is a senior editor for the Red Feather Journal: An International Journal of Children’s Visual Culture.

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