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Current Research Areas in Arts

Chinese

  • Chinese language, linguistics and stylistics
  • Classical Chinese literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Creative writing and media writing
  • Literary theory
  • Literature and cinema
  • Modern and contemporary literature in Chinese
    (from Greater China Region)

 

Cultural Studies

  • Cultural criticism and theory
  • Digital cultural studies
  • Ethnic minorities, race and diasporic identities
  • Film and media studies
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Social and cultural space
  • Migration, mobility and labor
  • Performance studies
  • Postcolonial studies

 

English

Linguistics

  • Corpus linguistics
  • Critical discourse analysis
  • Discourse analysis
  • Discourses and popular culture mediated by technologies
  • English phonetics and phonology
  • Health communication
  • History of linguistics
  • Language and new media
  • Language ideologies
  • Linguistic landscapes         
  • Metaphor Studies
  • Second language pronunciation
  • Sociolinguistics and online identity
  • World Englishes

 

Literature

  • Aesthetics and politics
  • American literature
  • American studies
  • Contemporary fiction, drama and poetry
  • Comparative history of the novel
  • Critical theories
  • Cross-cultural studies of literature
  • Global literatures in English
  • History of criticism
  • Holocaust representation
  • Literatures of the Asian diaspora
  • Poetry and politics
  • Postcolonial theory and fiction
  • Tragedy and discourse on tragedy
  • Transpacific literature
  • Twentieth-century US literature

 

History

  • Anglo-American history
  • Atlantic history
  • British imperial history
  • Early Chinese history
  • Economic history
  • Environmental history
  • Historical geography
  • History of Architecture
  • History of Capitalism
  • History of Intra-Asian interactions
  • History of technology
  • Hong Kong history
  • Media history
  • Middle-period Chinese history
  • Modern Chinese history
  • Modern European history
  • The United States in the world
  • Urban history

 

Philosophy

  • Aesthetics
  • Chinese intellectual history
  • Confucianism
  • Daoism
  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • Metaphysics
  • Personal identity
  • Philosophical logic
  • Philosophy of language
  • Philosophy of literature
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Philosophy of psychology
  • Philosophy of science
  • Political Philosophy

 

Translation

  • Adaptation studies
  • Asian Translation traditions
  • Comparative translation studies
  • Interpreting
  • Literary translation
  • Theatre and translation
  • Translation and genre studies
  • Translation and popular culture
  • Translation and the media
  • Translation history
  • Translation theory and criticism

 

Visual Studies:

  • East Asian cinemas
  • Film industry and policy
  • Hong Kong film history
  • Media industry
  • New media
  • History of Chinese art
  • Art and cultural exchange
  • Art Historiography
  • Antiquarianism in the West
  • Global Contemporary Art
  • Performance Art History and Theory
  • Postwar American Art
  • Renaissance and Baroque Art in Italy
  • Visual and Material Culture in Europe in the Age of Reformation
  • History and culture of collecting and curating
  • Museum studies

 

For research interests of individual staff members, please refer to the website of individual departments which can be accessed via https://www.ln.edu.hk/faculties-and-units/faculties-and-departments.