Shaoling Ma’s research and teaching interests include nineteenth-century to contemporary Sinophone literature and culture, problems of East-West comparisons, and literary and critical theory in particular deconstruction, Marxism, and philosophies of media and technology. She has published in Angelaki, Theory and Event, and Science Fiction Studies. Her current book manuscript, Feeling Machines: Technology, Affect, and the Question of Instrumentality in Chinese Fiction, 1890-1914, explores how turn-of-the-century technological changes prompted a minor aesthetics of technological thinking that exceeds the framework of national sentimentality.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
- Sinophone literature and culture
- Science Fiction