About Emily

Emily Sun is Associate Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature and Founding Director of the Center for Comparative Literature at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan.

Born in San Francisco, Emily grew up in California, Singapore, and Taiwan. She received her B.A. in English and German from Amherst College and her Ph.D. in comparative literature from Yale University. Her research interests are eighteenth and nineteenth-century British and European literature, especially Romanticism; literary theory; aesthetics and politics; critical theory and comparative literature; the intersections between literature, philosophy, and psychoanalysis; and East-West comparative aesthetics and literary historiography. She is the author of Succeeding King Lear: Literature, Exposure, and the Possibility of Politics (Fordham University Press, 2010; paper, 2012), which examines the return of Shakespeare’s tragedy in Romantic and twentieth-century texts concerned with problems of sovereignty and representation. She has also co-edited The Claims of Literature: A Shoshana Felman Reader (Fordham University Press, 2007) and Reading Keats, Thinking Politics, a special issue of Studies in Romanticism (Summer 2011). Her articles have appeared in such places as Studies in Romanticism and Romantic Circles Praxis Series. Before Tsing Hua, she taught at Kenyon College, Colgate University, the College of the Holy Cross, and New York University.


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