Dr. Ren Haiyan

Curriculum Vitae

Ren Haiyan is Associate Professor at the English department of Hunan Normal University, Deputy Director of the Humboldt Center for Transdisciplinary Studies, Managing Editor for two academic journals《外国语言与文化》and Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Secretary to the Chinese English Literature Association. From 2010 till 2011, she worked at Xiamen University as Assistant Professor. She received the doctorate in March 2010 from Nanjing University. From 2007 to 2008, she studied as a visiting student at the University of Washington, Seattle. From 2014 to 2015, she worked as a visiting scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Email: haiyren@hunnu.edu.cn

Address: Room 310, Foreign Studies College

36 Lushan Road, Yuelu District, Changsha, Hunan, China.

Selected Publications

a) Monograph

Différance in Signifying Robinson Crusoe (Bern: Peter Lang, 2015).

b) Co-edited Issues

“Brazil Literature and Culture” (with Joao Cezar de Castro Rocha), special issue of Foreign Languages and Cultures, 4: 1 (March 2020)

“Towards Brazil and China Cross-Cultural Understanding and Transnational Cooperation” (with Joao Cezar de Castro Rocha, Jiang Hongxin, Zeng Yanyu), special issue of Revista Brasileira de Literatura Comparada, 22: 41 (September 2020)

c) Peer-Reviewed Articles Book Chapters

1) “Exoticism in Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘Sexy’,” Foreign Languages and Cultures, 3.2 (2019): 69-76.

2) “Alienation and Perverted Desire at Cross-cultural Borders in Jhumpa Lahir’s Interpreter of Maladies,” Journal of Hunan University of Science & Technology (Social Science Edition), 22.2 (2019): 46-51.

3) “Play in Friday: Tournier’s Critique of Subject,” Foreign Literature, 1 (2019): 121-127.

4) “Conversion and Correspondence in the Chinese-English Translation of Novels,” Chinese Translators Journal, 4 (2018): 91-97.

5) “Desire and Power in Historical Colonialist Narrative:Foe Revisited, ” Journal of Social Science of Hunan Normal University, 4 (2017): 140-146.

6) “Variations on Subject and Other: Tournier’s Friday as a Re-vision of the Myth of Robinson Crusoe,” Foreign Literatures, 2(2015): 95-102.

7) “On the Significance of Literature in Higher Education,” Journal of Educational Science of Hunan Normal University, 13.4 (2014): 85-88.

8) “Study on Target-Oriented English Writing Course,” Journal of Central South University of Forestry & Technology (Social Sciences), 7.4 (2013): 180-182.

9) “Traditional Chinese Culture Coursefor English Majors,” Journal of Educational Science of Hunan Normal University, 12.3 (2013): 115-118.

10) “Literary Criticism in the Romantic Period,” A History of British Literary Criticism, Nanjing: Nanjing UP, 2012. 108-148.

11) “Robinson Crusoe: A Myth of the Enlightenment Revisited,” Foreign Literature, 5 (2012): 74-81. Later collected in Jiang Daochao and Fang Cheng eds., English Literature Studies in Chinese Context (Nanjing: Nanjing University Press, 2015).

12) “On the Relation between Representation and Power in Colonialist Context: Foe’s Rewriting of the Robinson Crusoe Myth,” Foreign Literature, 3 (2009): 81-88. Later collected in Wang Shouren ed., Essays on the History of British Literature (Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2013).

13) “Racial Hatred Disguised as Love,” Jiangsu Foreign Language Teaching and Research, (2007): 99-102.

14) “The Awakening of a Solitary Soul: Kate Chopin’s The Awakening,” Journal of Hunan University of Science and Technology, 10.1 (2007): 110-114.

15) “The Image of Black Middle Classin Song of Solomon,” Journal of Social Science of Hunan Normal University, 35.5 (2006): 122-125.

16) “American Naturalism,” Journal of Social Science of Hunan Normal University, 32.6 (2003): 97-101.

17) “Moral and Social Reason in Wuthering Heights,” Journal of Xiangtan Normal University, 25.5 (2003): 52-55.

18) “An Extraordinary Common Woman,” Journal of Educational Science of Hunan Normal University, 1.5 (2002): 260-262.

d)Translation

1) “About Islands, Archipelagos, and Archipelagic Writing: Alexander von Humboldt’s Isle de Cube, Antilles en général,” Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures, 3.3 (2019): 2-11.

2) “Early Chaucer,” in Critical Essay on Geoffrey Chaucer, edited by Xiao Minghan, Nanjing: Yilin Press, 2019, 197- 225.

Fellowships and Awards

  • 2020 Fellowship from China Scholarship Council

  • 2019-2023 Research Project “Alexander von Humboldt’s Travel Writing in the Perspective of China” Endorsed by the Department of Education of Hunan Province

  • 2018 Huang Danian Team Award by the Ministry of Education

  • 2018 Outstanding Graduate Tutor of Hunan Normal University

  • 2014-2015 Fellowship from China Scholarship Council

  • 2013-2019 Research Project “Re-visions of Robinson Crusoe as a myth” Endorsed by the Ministry of Education

  • 2013-2019 Research Project “Diasporic Writings of Jhump Lahiri” Endorsed by the Department of Education of Hunan Province

  • 2013 Academic Elite Fellowship of Hunan Normal University

  • 2007-2008 Fellowship from China Scholarship Council



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