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Lili Hsieh

Lili Hsieh

Lili Hsieh is the Mellon Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities and Social Sciences. In 2005, she received her Ph.D. from the Literature Program at Duke University . She has taught and published on films, popular culture, literary theories, global feminism, and modern/postcolonial literature. Her dissertation, “The Politics of Affect: Anger, Melancholia and Transnational Feminism in Virginia Woolf and Eileen Chang,” uses two iconic war-time women writers to map the intersections of psychoanalysis, sexual politics, and theories of globalization. In the years of 2005-2006, she will be working at the University of Pennsylvania on revisions of the affect project and a new project on desire, death drive, and the representations of femininity in psychoanalysis and Buddhism.