Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures

Carolyn FitzGerald

Carolyn FitzGerald Associate Professor
6016 Haley Center
(334) 844-6387

Office Hours

    By appointment


Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Department and Other Appointments

Undergraduate Advisor Asian Studies, Chinese


Research and Teaching Interests

Research and teaching interests include modern Chinese literature, language, film, and drama.

Representative Publications

  • “Negotiating the National and Transnational in Glen Goei’s Films: The Confucian Patriarch and the Return of the Prodigal Son.” Asian Cinema 31.1 (2020): 17-36.
  • “Gao Xingjian and Soul Mountain.” In Ming Dong Gu, ed. Routledge Handbook of Modern Chinese Literature. New York: Routledge, 2018, pp. 580-591.
  • “‘Diary of a Madwoman’ Traversing the Diaspora: Rewriting Lu Xun in Hualing Nieh's Mulberry and Peach." Modern Chinese Literature and Culture 26.2 (Fall 2014): 38-88.
  • Fragmenting Modernisms: Chinese Wartime Literature, Art, and Film, 1937-49. Leiden: Brill, 2013.
  • “Mandarin Ducks at the Battlefield: Ouyang Yuqian’s Shifting Reconfigurations of Nora and Mulan.” CHINOPERL Papers 29 (2010): 45-104.
  • “Spring in a Small Town: Gazing at Ruins.” In Chris Berry, ed. Chinese Films in Focus II. London: British Film Institute, 2008, pp. 205-11.
  • “Imaginary Sites of Memory: Wang Zengqi and Post-Mao Reconstructions of the Native Land.” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture 20.1 (Spring 2008): 72-128.

Classes Taught

  • FLCN 1010, Elementary Chinese I
  • FLCN 1020, Elementary Chinese II
  • FLCN 2010, Intermediate Chinese I
  • FLCN 2020, Intermediate Chinese II
  • FLCN 3010, Chinese Composition and Conversation
  • FLCN 3050, Chinese Cinema
  • FLCN 3450, Topics in Chinese Literature and Culture
  • FLCN 3510, Introduction to Chinese Culture in English
  • FLCN 3930, Directed Study in Chinese

Last Updated: May 03, 2020