25 April 2019, 3 pm, Odette Hall 323
LI ZHANG is an associate professor at Soochow University (Suzhou, China), specializing in Comparative and World Literature. Her research focuses on Kafka studies, Contemporary Chinese Literature, and currently Architecture and Literature. Her major publications include a monograph on Kafka and Chinese Novels in the Later 20th Century (China Social Sciences Publishing House, Beijing, 2012) and research articles on Kafka’s craft and thought (“Kafka’s Narrative Time as System and Philosophy of Time”, “Kafka’s Poetic of Dream and Its Influence on the Chinese Literature in the Late 20th Century”, “The Strength of Lightness: Kafka’s Narrative Technique”, etc.) and on architecture and literature (“Calvino’s Poetics of Cities”, “Irrational Space of Kafka”, etc.). At present, she is working on the research project “A Phenomenological Approach to Kafka and His Works”, sponsored by the National Fund for Social Studies in 2017, and a new monograph on Kafka’s Narrative Art.
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