Academic Staff
Evelyn CHAN
Associate Professor
B.A. (CUHK), Ph.D. (Cambridge), MRes (London)
Tel:  3943 7017
Email:  evelyn_chan@cuhk.edu.hk
Office:  Fung King Hey 309

Administrative Post:Undergraduate Literature Coordinator

Research Interests

Virginia Woolf; Joseph Conrad; modernism; literature and the professions; literature and education

Selected Publications

Books

 

  • The Humanities in Contemporary Chinese Contexts. Eds. Evelyn T. Y. Chan and Michael
    O’Sullivan. Singapore: Springer, 2016.
  • Virginia Woolf and the Professions. New York; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Articles and Chapters

  • "The Moral Dimensions of Sympathy as Inheritance in Razumov and Heyst." The Conradian. 44:1 (2019). [forthcoming]

  • "Joseph Conrad's Nostromo: Work, Inheritance, and Desert in the Modernist Novel." Modernist Work: Labour, Aesthetics, and the Work of Art. Eds. John Attridge and Helen Rydstrand. London: Bloomsbury, 2019. [forthcoming].

  •  “‘A Manifestation of a Deep, Inborn Inherited Instinct’: Modernist Aesthetics and the Instabilities of  Inheritance in Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim.” Transcultural Studies. 13.2 (2017): 197–216.

  • “The Ends of Irony: Kierkegaard and Conrad’s Razumov.” Conradiana. 47.2 (2017): 79–93.

  • “The Value of English Literary Studies in Hong Kong: Insights from Interviews with MA Students.” The  Humanities in Contemporary Chinese Contexts. Eds. Evelyn T. Y. Chan and Michael O’Sullivan. Singapore: Springer, 2016. 37‒53.

  • “‘Being an English Major, Being a Humanities Student’: Connecting Academic Subject Identity in Literary Studies to Other Social Domains.” Studies in Higher Education. 41.9 (2016): 1656–73.

  • “The Ethics and Aesthetics of Healing: Woolf, Medicine, and Professionalization.” Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 43.1 (2014): 25–51.

  • “Anarchism and the Irony of Professional Work in The Secret Agent.” The Conradian 38.2 (2013): 18–35.

  • “A Balancing Act: Specialization in Between the Acts.” Woolf Studies Annual 18 (2012): 77–107.

  • “Professions, Freedom and Form: Reassessing Woolf’s The Years and Three Guineas.” Review of English Studies 61.251 (2010): 591–613.

Research Grants and Awards

External Grants

  • Principal Investigator of “The Humanities in Higher Education in Hong Kong: Implications for Society and the Individual.” General Research Fund (2016–19), Research Grants Council, Hong Kong.
  • Principal Investigator of “The Perilous Inheritances of Joseph Conrad’s Heroes.” General Research Fund (2015-16), Research Grants Council, Hong Kong.

Awards

  • Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award 2016.
  • English Department Exemplary Teaching Award 2015–16.
  • Young Researcher Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2015.
  • Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award 2013.
  • English Department Exemplary Teaching Award 2012–13.