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Shirley Wong

Shirley Wong

Assistant Professor
Office: Bates 103
Email: swong@westfield.ma.edu
Phone: (413) 572-8480

Shirley Lau Wong received her B.A. in English and Art History from Columbia University and her Ph.D. in English from New York University. Before coming to Westfield, she was a postdoctoral lecturer in the Morse Academic Plan and English department at NYU.

She specializes in modern and contemporary British, Irish, and Anglophone literature and teaches courses in poetry and poetics, postcolonial studies, and ecocriticism.

She is currently at work on a book project titled, Poetics of the Local: Space and place in Modern and Contemporary Irish Poetry.

Selected publications:

“The world and the garden: literature, place, and ‘overterritorialization’ in Jamaica Kincaid’s garden writing.” Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry 5.1 (2018).
Globalizing the Province: Rethinking Place and Scale, special issue of The Global South, vol. 10, no. 1, 2017. (Guest-editor)
“‘A connection sees me’: Difficulty and the Poetics of Critical Comparatism in Paul Muldoon.” (Accepted for publication pending revisions, Textual Practice).
“‘Our unfenced country’: Some Versions of the Postcolonial Pastoral.” The Global South 7.2 (2014): 153-172.