MA Program Director and Lecturer in Discipline
Teaching Hours: Tu Th 4:10-5:25 pm
Office Hours: W 10:00-12:00, 410A Kent Hall
Office: 507 Kent Hall
BA: University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (’05)
PhD: Columbia University (’15)
East Asia UN1359: Intro to East Asian Civilizations: China
Anatoly Detwyler’s book project, The Aesthetics of Information in Modern Chinese Literary Culture, rethinks the development of 20th century Chinese literature as part of a broader communications revolution. He shows how this era’s writers sought to make sense of—and creatively employ—new media technologies ranging from the statistical table and propaganda to telephony and telegraphy. The resultant “aesthetics of information” transformed the formal and political dimensions of modern Chinese literature, ultimately signaling the arrival of China’s nascent information age. His other research interests include comparative new media studies, Chinese film, history of science and technology, gender studies, and the digital humanities, particularly text mining and social network analysis.