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Professor Jiayan Mi in the Latest Issue of “Poetry Sky”

Professor Jiayan Mi (penname Jialu Mi) completed his M.A. in Comparative Literature at Peking University, and his Ph.D.s in English, Comparative Literature and Visual Culture at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of California at Davis. He works mainly on Literature and Chinese Modernity, East-West Comparative Poetics, New Chinese/Asian Cinema and Asian American Diaspora Literature as well as being a professor at The College of New Jersey. In addition to the publication of articles in both Chinese and English on visual and cinematic culture, globalization and cultural consumption, and East-West literary, postcolonial and gender politics, he has authored Self-Fashioning and Reflexive Modernity in Modern Chinese Poetry, 1919-1949 (2004), edited Poetry Across Oceans: An Anthology of Chinese American Diaspora Poetry (2014) and Chinese Ecocinema in the Age of Environmental Challenge (2009, co-edited with Sheldon Lu).


Below is a link to read Professor Jiayan Mi’s poems.

Professor Simona Wright at the Intersections/Inters​ezioni conference

Intersections: Italy in Music, Art, Literature, and Cinema In a world that is made relentlessly more composite and multidimensional, the intersecting of art, cinema, music, and literature can help us re-configure rhythmically and synergetically the dissonant and discrete realities in which we are immersed. The mathematical concept of the intersection or the visual image of… Continue Reading

Dr. Simona Wright and Alessandra Testa present their paper, “A Politics of the Body as Body Politics”

Dr. Simona Wright and Alessandra Testa presented their paper, “A Politics of the Body as Body Politics” at the American Association of Italian Studies Conference in Boulder, Colorado (March 26-29, 2015). Their paper is a collaborative research project spearheaded by their participation in Prof. Morton Winston’s Justice Seminar. Grounded in a theoretical framework that engages… Continue Reading

Dr. Jiayan Mi, professor of Chinese, gave a presentation on the “poetry of protests” to commemorate the 1989 massacre at Tiananmen Square.

Dr. Mi’s talk included a reading and discussion of 18 poems (in English translation), by 13 poets, to commemorate the June Fourth Tiananmen Square Crackdown. The 1989 Lecture series marks the 25th anniversary of 1989, which was the year the Tiananmen Square demonstrations occurred, the Berlin Wall fell, and Mandela’s release from prison was negotiated.    Continue Reading

Sean Price and Professor Karen Fenner at the 25th Anniversary Gala of the Philadelphia German American Chamber of Commerce

TCNJ student as well as intern at the Philadelphia German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC), Sean Price, and Professor Fenner at the 25th Anniversary Gala of the Philadelphia German American Chamber of Commerce at the Ben Franklin Institute of Philadelphia (see Ben Franklin in the background!).  Sean, a former Business German student of Professor Fenner’s,… Continue Reading