Aesthetics and ethics (China and the West); classical Chinese poetry and poetics; comparative poetics; American, British and Irish modernist writers; theories of reading and ethics.
She has published and presented on topics including comparative theories of lyric poetry, classical Chinese theories of reading, modernist pedagogy, the modernist sublime, James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake" and William Carlos Williams's "Paterson." Current projects include an essay on Williams's theory of reading in Book III of "Paterson" and a book-in-progress on the modernist sublime.
Introduction to Chinese Literature
Chinese Nature Writing
Classical Chinese Poetry
Finnegans Wake Seminar
Lyric Poetry: East-West
Single-Author Seminar: William Carlos Williams
Her work has been supported by grants from the Blakemore Foundation (1999-2000), the Woodrow Wilson Foundation (2000-2002), the Freeman Foundation (2004), and a University of Redlands Faculty Research Grant (2007-2008).