Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of Iowa, 2010.
M.A. English Language and Literature, Peking University, China, 2003.
B.A. English, Shandong University. China, 2000.
Late imperial and modern Chinese women’s narratives, sound in film, ethics in East Asian literature and cinema.
Courses Regularly Taught:
Introduction to Modern Chinese Literature and Film, CHIN 3090
Narrative Ethics in East Asian Literature and Film, LANG 3570
Readings in Contemporary Chinese Culture, CHIN 3100
Translating into and from Chinese, CHIN 3540
Chinese Third Year: Reading and Writing, CHIN 3010
Chinese Second Year I & II, CHIN 2010 & CHIN 2020
Dr. Li Guo teaches Chinese language, literature, film, culture, as well as ethics in Asian cinemas and literatures at Utah State University. She is the author of Women's Tanci Fiction in Late Imperial and Early Twentieth-Century China, published by Purdue University Press in 2015 (ISBN 1557537135). Her peer-reviewed articles appeared in Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature (2014), CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture (2013, 2015), Film International (2012, 2016), Frontiers of Literary Studies in China (2011, 2014), and Consciousness: Literature and the Arts (2011). Dr. Guo’s peer-reviewed editorial works include the following. In 2013, she is the co-editor with Dr. I-Chun Wang for “Special issue: Asian Cultures and Globalization”, CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture (Purdue UP). The special issue contains 21 essays on Asian literature, film, culture, theater, performance, gender, and media studies. In 2014, she co-edited with Dr. Ping Zhu for a forum “Nation, Gender, and Transcultural Modernism” for Frontiers of Literary Studies in China (Brill), which contains 10 research articles. She co-authored a chapter with Dr. Leihua Weng in Urban Conflict and Transnational Modernism in the Interwar Era (Christopher Lupke and Julia White edited, Routledge, upcoming). Her reviewed translations appeared in Chinese Literature Today (2014, 2016). Her selected awards include LPCS Researcher of the Year (2013), LPCS Undergraduate Research Mentor (2014), USU Washington DC Faculty Visit/Interface (2014), NEH Summer Seminar Award for College and University Teachers (Stanford, 2011). Dr. Guo is an invited article reviewer for PMLA, CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, and Rocky Mountain Review. At USU, she built and leads Chinese summer study abroad at Xi’An Jiaotong University.
Dr. Guo’s ongoing projects include, 1) a special issue “Women, Writing, and Visuality in Contemporary Chinese Literature and Film”, co-edited with Dr. Geraldine Fiss (University of South California), for Frontiers of Literary Studies in China (Brill), forthcoming Summer 2016. 2) an invited chapter on Chinese folklore animation films from 1941 to 1965, in Chinese Film Historiography, a volume for Routledge AFI Film Readers Series edited by Dr. Jason McGrath (University of Minnesota). 3) a special issue “Animating Chinese Cinemas” co-edited with Dr. Jinying Li (University of Pittsburg) for Journal of Chinese Cinemas (Routledge) in spring 2017.