Women’s and Gender Studies

Chih-Ping Chen

My interests include Romantic and Victorian literature, gothic fiction, crime and detective fiction, Post-colonial literature, 20th-century ethnic literature, critical theory, global stories, and translation. I have developed travels courses in San Francisco and Michigan and will have a course in London in 2014. I am also the director of Women’s and Gender Studies Program and have taught for the program. 

Title

Associate Professor of English, Coordinator of Women’s & Gender Studies

Discipline

English; Women’s & Gender Studies

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. English, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • M.A. British and American Literature, National Taiwan University
  • B.A. British and American Literature, National Chengchi University

I am...

I am a cross-cultural teacher and advisor. I came from Taiwan and teach British Literature, ethnic literature, and Post-colonial literature in the US. Vampire and monster stories/films are my fascination and passion. As an advisor to Alma College’s Multicultural House and International Club (iClub on Facebook), I combine my love for international food and my dedication for enriching global understanding. I also care deeply about women’s issues and am the director of Women’s & Gender Studies Program.

Rank

Associate Professor

I started working at Alma in

2000

I'm an expert in

Vampire and Monsters

My expertise:

I specialize in 19th-century British Literature and 20th-21st centuries ethnic/gender/race literature. I particularly enjoy teaching Gothic Fiction and global stories.

Signature course(s):

Global Short Stories, Gothic Fiction, Romantic and Victorian Literature, Critical Theory, Crime and Detective Fiction, Asian American Literature

Recent publications:

“Educating Women and Women’s Educability: Figuring the Host with Cole, Ruskin, and Eliot in the Museum.” Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism 30.3 (2008): 243-65.

 

Recent presentations:

Campus Presentation.”Mulan and Her American Sisters: Whose Warrior and Whose Princess?” Sponsored by English Department and WGS, Central Michigan University, Nov. 14, 2013