Shu-Ching Wu received her doctoral degree in English at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research interests are 19th and 20th Century American Literature; Critical Theory; Poetry and Poetics; Literature and Philosophy; Modernism/Postmodernism; Creative Writing (poetry). She writes both critical essays and poetry, and enjoys doing academic research as well as creative writing. She had won a poetry contest and published a Chinese poetry collection in Taiwan in 2003. Her articles have appeared in or are forthcoming from Comparative Literature Studies, Style, The Explicator, ANQ, and Plath Profiles.
19th/20th Century American Literature; Critical Theory; Poetry and Poetics; Literature and Philosophy; Modernism/Postmodernism; Creative Writing (Poetry)
Ph.D. in English, University of Colorado, Boulder
M.A. in English, North Carolina State University
B. A. in Foreign Languages and Literature, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Fulbright Study Grant
Teaching Fellowship (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
“Belief in Disbelief: Philosophical Questioning in O’Connor’s 'Good Country People.'” ANQ (forthcoming). [AHCI]
Review of An Introduction to Arab Poetics, by Adonis. Comparative Literature Studies (forthcoming in November 2017). [AHCI]
“Thomas Bernhard's Art of Critiquing Art in Old Masters: Can Art Question Art?” The Explicator 75.1 (March 2017): 10-12. [AHCI]
“Overcoming Oneself as Subject in Dickinson’s Poetry: Adorno and Heidegger.” Style 49.3 (August 2015): 334-353. [AHCI]
“Metonymic Space: A Different Figurative Possibility in Sylvia Plath’s Poetry.” Plath Profiles Vol.5 (Fall 2012): 156-81.
Poems in Chinese:
“Disappear.” Li Poetry 235 (2003): 55.
“If It Continues.” Macroview Weekly News 14 January 2004.
“If It Continues.” Li Poetry 236 (2003): 58.
Book (poetry collection in Chinese):
Today Sits in Dust. Cultural Affairs Bureau of Miaoli County, 2003.
(Winner of the Book Prize in Poetry in an annual poetry contest held by Cultural Affairs Bureau of Miaoli County in Taiwan)
Poems in English:
“An Old Broken Branch.” So and So Magazine 8 (2015).
“When I Have Doubts.” Free Verse 20 (2011).
“Overcoming Oneself as Subject in Dickinson’s Poetry: A Mediated 'I.'” EDIS 2013 International Conference: “Emily Dickinson, World Citizen.” University of Maryland and American University. College Park, MD and Washington, D.C. August 8-11, 2013.
“Wallace Stevens’ ‘Spatial Construct of Relationships’ as Figuration: the Soil where a Fiction Grows.” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 2015 Convention. Hilton Buffalo Thunder Resort, Santa Fe, NM. October 8-10, 2015.
Invited Speaker, “Overcoming Oneself as Subject in Dickinson’s Poetry: Adorno and Heidegger,” School of International Studies, Zhejiang University, China, 6 June 2017.