Elvin Meng

Classics 116
Cohort Year: 2020
Research Interests: Literary Theory, Translation, 20th/21st Century Literature and Media
Education: M.A. in Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University; B.A. in English and Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University

My interests revolve around the politics, technologies, and anxieties of translation, broadly conceived. As a result, I work across a number of languages and media forms, using sources such as James Joyce’s musical compositions, Manchu language dictionaries produced by the Qing court, and digital archives of anime fandoms. Recently, I have been interested in subversive traces of minority languages in Asian and Asian diasporic writing.

Teaching Experience:

Undergraduate teaching assistant (Johns Hopkins):

Calculus II (for Physical Sciences and Engineering), Calculus III, Honors Linear Algebra

Selected Publications:

“Reintroducing the Sirens’ Fugue”, Forthcoming 2020