Dr Beryl Pong, Jesus



Biographical Information

I am a Research Fellow at Jesus College. Previously, I was a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto, as well as a Scholar in Residence at Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux Castle. In addition to the University of Cambridge, I have taught at the University of Waterloo and the University of Guelph.

I completed my undergraduate degree at Queen's University in Canada, my M.Sc at the University of Edinburgh, and my Ph.D at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.

Research Interests

20th- and 21st-century literature; modernism and late modernism; wartime cultural production; narrative theory; short fiction studies; cultural history; visual culture, especially film and photography.

I am currently completing a literary-cultural history of time surrounding the Blitz on London, For the Duration: British Literature and Culture in Blitz-Time. I have also begun a second project, a study of semicolonial modern short fiction.

I am an editor for the 20th-Century and Contemporary Literature Section of Literature Compass.

Selected Publications

  • 'The short story and the "little magazine".' In The Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English. Ed. Adrian Hunter and Paul Delaney. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, expected 2016.
  • 'The Archaeology of Childhood in Rose Macaulay's The World My Wilderness.' Journal of Modern Literature 37.3 (Spring 2014): 92-110.
  • 'La France a l'heure Anglaise: Embodied Timescapes and Occupied Landscapes in Storm Jameson's Cloudless May.' Literature & History 23.1 (Spring 2014): 33-48.
  • 'Olivia Moaning.' Rev. of Olivia Manning: A Woman at War by Deirdre David and Imperial Refugee: Olivia Manning's Fictions of War by Eve Patten. Women: A Cultural Review 24.4 (December 2013): 371-3.
  • 'The Globalisation of Time.' Rev. of The Cosmic Time of Empire: Modern Britain and World Literature by Adam Barrows. The Cambridge Quarterly 41.3 (September 2012): 389-95.