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Dong Yang

Dong Yang
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Doctoral Candidate
Chinese Language Instructor (2015-)
TA-Department of Theatre and Film Studies (2019-2020)

Dong Yang is now a doctoral candidate in the Comparative Literature Department, after completing his M.A., with a thesis tracing the concept of affect in Deleuze and Guattari’s works. He obtained his undergraduate trainings in both continental philosophy and world literatures at Purdue University and is a fellow at the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University. His research interests include: twentieth-century French philosophy (Gilles Deleuze, René Girard, Roland Barthes); affect theory; transpacific cultural interactions; the French New Wave; experimental animation; and Chinese independent film. 

**In Spring 2022, he will be offering the course CMLT3210 Ecocriticism (CRN 60794), under the topic of Re-becoming Human: Global Nature Writing and Visual Culture in the Anthropocene.**

**In Spring 2021, he will be offering the course CMLT3650 East Asian Civilization II (CRN 52115), under the topic of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature and Cinema: from the End of the Qing Empire to COVID-19.**

**In Summer 2021 (short session II), he will be offering the course CMLT 3250E Children's Literature (fully ONLINE!), under the topic of Coming of Age: Growing up Lessons from World Literature and Cinema. Authors will likely include Roxane Gay, André Aciman, Marguerite Duras, Haruki Murakami, Paulo Coelho; filmmakers include François Truffaut, Andrea Arnold, Lulu Wang, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.**

 

Education:

M.A.     University of Georgia   (Comparative Literature)                  

B.A.      Purdue University        (Philosophy; Comparative Literature)

Articles Featuring Dong Yang
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 1:12pm

At the end of the fall semester, the Department of Comparative Literature and Intercultural Studies presented Dong Yang and Soudabeh Rafieisakhaei with a Certificate of Excellence Award in Language and Literature for their outstanding…

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