Associate Professor of Literature
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Spring 2018 Office Hours: Wed 11am - 1pm; Thurs 3:30 - 5:30pm by appointment only (schedule in class or by email)
NOTE: No office hours Wed 5/30. Alternative office hours will be held Tues 5/29 @ 3:30-5pm. Office hours are also cancelled week 10 of term (6/4 - 6/8).
ACADEMIC AREAS: Poetry and Prose of the British Romantic Period, Travel Writing, Gender and Genre, Composition
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.