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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
Research Interests
Virginia Woolf; Joseph Conrad; modernism; literature and the professions; literature and education
 
Selected Publications
Books
2020
Evelyn Tsz Yan Chan, Flora Ka Yu Mak, Thomas Siu Ho Yau, Yutong Hu, Michael O’Sullivan, Eddie Tay. The Value of the Humanities in Higher Education: Perspectives from Hong Kong. Singapore: Springer, 2020.
2016
The Humanities in Contemporary Chinese Contexts (2016). Eds. Evelyn T. Y. Chan and Michael O’Sullivan. Singapore: Springer.
2014
Virginia Woolf and the Professions. New York; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Articles and Chapters
2021
Narrative Community-Building in Mrs Dalloway: A Close Reading. Correspondence: Hitotsubashi Journal of Arts and Literature,. no. 6, 2021, pp. 151‒68.
2019
The Moral Dimensions of Sympathy as Inheritance in Razumov and Heyst. The Conradian. 44:1 (2019): 43‒63.
2019
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. New York: Bloomsbury, 2019. 113‒29.
2017
'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.
2017
The Ends of Irony: Kierkegaard and Conrad’s Razumov. Conradiana. 47.2 (2017): 79–93.
2016
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.
2016
'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.
2014
The Ethics and Aesthetics of Healing: Woolf, Medicine, and Professionalization.Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 43.1 (2014): 25–51.
2013
Anarchism and the Irony of Professional Work in The Secret Agent.The Conradian 38.2 (2013): 18–35.
2012
A Balancing Act: Specialization in Between the Acts. Woolf Studies Annual 18 (2012): 77–107.
2010
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
2021-2022
Principal Investigator of Doctors' Narratives: The Construction of Meanings and Values Supporting Doctors' Work in the Public Hospital Sector in Hong Kong. General Research Fund (2021–22), Research Grants Council, Hong Kong.
2016-2017
Principal Investigator of The Humanities in Higher Education in Hong Kong: Implications for Society and the Individual. General Research Fund (2016–17), Research Grants Council, Hong Kong.
2015-2016
Principal Investigator of The Perilous Inheritances of Joseph Conrad’s Heroes.General Research Fund (2015-16), Research Grants Council, Hong Kong.
Awards
2018-2019
English Department Exemplary Teaching Award 2018–19
2016
Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award 2016
2015-2016
English Department Exemplary Teaching Award 2015–16
2015
Young Researcher Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2015
2013
Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award 2013
2012-2013
English Department Exemplary Teaching Award 2012–13