About Prof. HO Hung Lam Elizabeth
Liz Ho earned a B.A. in English from Smith College and an M.A. in English from the University of Vermont. She received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 2004. She has taught previously at Texas A&M University and Ursinus College.
Liz teaches courses in contemporary global literatures in English; postcolonial fiction and theory; and visual literatures such as manga and the graphic novel. She approaches literature through a range of critical positions: psychoanalysis, postcolonialism, race and gender studies, to name a few. Her teaching methods encourage students to put literary texts in conversation with their historical and cultural contexts; through attention to reading and writing, students will also develop careful close-reading and analytical skills.
Liz specializes in neo-Victorian studies: her recent monograph, Neo-Victorianism and the Memory of Empire (Continuum, 2012), focuses on the politics of memory in contemporary postcolonial texts that “remember” the nineteenth century. She serves as Consultant Editor of the online journal, Neo-Victorian Studies. Currently, she is working on a new book project, tentatively titled Map-able: The Politics of Postcolonial Space, focusing on the interdisciplinary relationship between literary studies and critical geography. This new book features chapters on China Mieville’s The City & The City; Dylan Horrocks’s graphic novel, Hicksville, and the “street calligraphy” of Tsang Tsou Choi, the “King of Kowloon.”