Chaorong Hua

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7th Year Student Comparative Literature/Film and Media Studies


I’m a PhD student in the combined program of Film/Media Studies and Comparative Literature at Yale. With a focus on philosophy/theories of cinema and literature, my research covers areas such as art cinema, East Asian cinema and media, Science Fiction cinema, moving images of animals, and related literary narrative traditions. In terms of methodology, I have special interests in aesthetics and the tradition of phenomenology (esp. Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger, Sartre, Derrida, and Marion). I am also involved in studies in narrative theories, semiotics and embodied cognitive sciences. The central topics of my research have been: animal, technology, post-humanism, and “world”.

Research Interests

Asian Languages and Literatures; Critical Theory and Philosophy; English and Anglophone Literature; Fiction; Film; Literary Theory; Modernism; Translation

Working Languages

Chinese, French, German

Education History

Nanjing (BA, MA);

Concordia (Montreal, MA)