Mai-Lin Cheng

Mai-Lin Cheng

Assistant Professor of Literature

cheng@uoregon.edu | 541-346-0123 | 1715 Franklin Blvd. #111

Fall 2017 Office Hours: Wed 2:30-4:30pm @ Mac Court, Thurs by appointment 3:30-5:30pm @ GSH Freshmarket Café (Note: No office hours on Nov. 2nd)

ACADEMIC AREAS: Poetry and Prose of the British Romantic Period, Travel Writing, Gender and Genre, Composition

Past Courses

HC 221H Poetry, Myth, and Transformation

HC 221H Critical Transformations

HC 222H Revisions of Empire

HC 222H Island Writing

HC 223H Reading Spaces

HC 223H Reading Cities

Academic Background

Ph.D., English, University of California - Berkeley
B.A., American Civilization and Semiotics, Brown University

Professor Cheng joined the Clark Honors College in 2009, after two years as a postdoctoral fellow at Fordham University. She spearheads the Honored Authors program, inviting three to four distinguished authors each year to come and speak directly with honors college students. She is an active member of the Clark Honors College student life committee, and a member of the University's Women of Color project at the Center for the Study of Women in Society. In 2013-14 Professor Cheng served as an affiliated scholar at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies, Freie Universität, in Berlin, Germany.

Research Interests & Current Projects

Professor Cheng's interests encompass eighteenth and nineteenth century British literature, with emphasis on lyric poetry, travel writing, and gender. Her primary focus is on the works of Lord Byron, an English poet and leading figure of the Romantic Movement, whose works include Don Juan, and "She Walks in Beauty." Professor Cheng is currently working on the manuscript for her next book, Story's Threshold: Romanticism and the Poetry of Human Interest.