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Dr. ZONG Emily Yu

Dr. ZONG Emily Yu

Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Creative Writing

Phone number3411 2276
ORCID number0000-0001-7709-2474



B.A. (JLU), M.A. (SISU), Ph.D. (The University of Queensland)

Research area(s):

Asian Australian and Asian American Diaspora Studies; Ecocriticism; Anthropocene and Climate Change; Multispecies Storytelling; Critical Ethnic Studies; Gender and Sexuality; Migrant and Refugee Studies

Teaching area(s):

Literary and Cultural Studies; Environmental Humanities; Posthumanism

Taught previously at:

The University of Queensland, Australia

Selected output(s):

  1. Zong, Emily Yu. “Dragon Lovers and Plant Politics: Queering the Nonhuman in Hoa Pham’s Wave and Ellen Van Neerven’s ‘Water.’” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, vol. 28, no. 3, 2021, pp. 1048-65. 
  2. Zong, Emily Yu. “Post-apocalyptic Specters and Critical Planetarity in Merlinda Bobis’s Locust Girl.” ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, vol. 51, no. 4, 2020, pp. 99-123. (Q1)
  3. Zong, Emily Yu. “Anachronism in the Anthropocene: Plural Temporalities and the Art of Noticing in Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being.” Forthcoming in LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, vol. 32, no. 4, 2021.
  4. Zong, Emily Yu. “The Making of the Asian Australian Novel.” Forthcoming in The Cambridge History of the Australian Novel, edited by David Carter. Cambridge University Press, accepted 28 Sep 2021.
  5. Zong, Emily Yu. “Towards an Ethics of Witnessing: Refugee Memory and Community in Gish Jen’s World and Town.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, 2021. Published in advance at 

Current project(s):

Asian Australian Literature and the Environment;
The Anthropocene and Race;
Multispecies Storytelling

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