Meet our Faculty: Lan Dong

Lan Dong
Associate Professor of EnglishLan dong
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Phone: (217) 206-8334
Office: UHB 3074

Teaching and Research Interests:

Asian American Literature, Comics and Graphic Narratives, Comparative Literature, Children’s Literature, Women’s and Gender Studies

Courses taught:

Asian American Women and Literature (cross-listed with Women’s and Gender Studies)
Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Chinese American Action Cinema
Comics and Asian America
Exploring Literature
Fiction by Nobel Laureates
From China to Chinese America
Graphic Novel
Honors Composition
How Do You Know? Multicultural America
Images of Asian/Asian Americans in Literature and Films
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to the Discipline
Memoirs across Cultures (cross-listed with Liberal and Integrative Studies)
Rhetoric and College Writing

World Literature, East West

Selected Publications and Services to the Profession:

Lan Dong is the author of Mulan’s Legacy and Legend in China and the United States (2011), Reading Amy Tan (2009), and a number of book chapters and journal articles on Asian American literature and film, children’s literature, and comparative literature. She is the editor of Transnationalism and the Asian American Heroine: Essays on Literature, Film, Myth and Media (2010), Teaching Comics and Graphic Narratives: Essays on Theory, Strategy and Practice (2012), and Asian American Culture: From Anime to Tiger Moms (forthcoming 2016). She is a senior editor for the Red Feather Journal: An International Journal of Children’s Visual Culture, and is on the editorial board of the History & Perspectives Journal and the Journal of Comics and Culture. She served on Modern Language Association’s Committee on the Literatures of People of Color in the United States and Canada (2008-2011), and has been a faculty advisor for the Critical Language Scholarship Program of the US Department of State since 2014.


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