Associate Professor of English Charles M. Tung published “Disquieting Time: Further Reflections on Modernism and Quietism” in the current edition of Common Knowledge (Volume 17: 394-410), published by Duke University Press. In the article, Tung examines T. S. Eliot's complaint against time in "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," as well as the lost present in the television show Lost. He argues that modernism explored alternatives to the static, quieted present and that contemporary American time-travel narratives continue this exploration.
Tung, who received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.Phil. from the University of Oxford, specializes in modernism in art and literature as well as contemporary literary theory. He joined the faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences in 2004.
The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 7 advanced and 33 undergraduate degrees, including major and minor degrees in English, Creative Writing, and Film Studies.
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