Assistant Professor / Graduate Faculty
Ph.D. 2015, University of California, Los Angeles; M. St. 2005, Oxford University.
Office: English/Counseling Services Bldg. 117B
Phone: (785) 532-2119
Fields of interest:
17th c. British Literature; Restoration and 18th c. British Literature; Life Writing; Gender Studies.
Shirley Tung specializes in 17th-century and 18th-century studies and teaches courses in British literature that focus on literary works as sites of cultural and interpersonal contact. She is currently working on her first book, entitled A Self-Reflexive Journey: Imagining Identity in the Eighteenth-Century Travel Narrative, that examines the real-life, published accounts of popular eighteenth-century travelers as a novel form of creative autobiography in which lived experience is translated as narrative experiment. Her book traces how the figurative and literal landscapes of eighteenth-century travel accounts function as crucial sites for the mediation of narrative identity, enabling the internal contestations of the evolving self to be enacted upon a global stage.