Headshot of Winnie Chen

Winnie Chan

Associate Professor
(804) 827-8314
Hibbs Hall 314


PhD, University of Virginia
AB, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research/Teaching Focus

World Anglophone postcolonial literature, British literature after 1832


The Economy of the Short Story in British Periodicals of the 1890s. London: Routledge, 2007. (eBook, 2011; paperback, 2014)

Recent/Selected Publications

“The Yellow Book Circle and the Culture of the Literary Magazine.” Cambridge History of the English Short Story. Ed. Dominic Head. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2016. 118–134.

Entries for “Heinemann African Writers Series” and “Timothy Mo,” Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies. 3 vols. Eds. Harry Schwarz and Sangeeta Ray. Chichester, UK and Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016. 2: 711–716, 1083–1085.

“London in Fiction.” Blackwell Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction. 3 vols. Ed. Brian W. Shaffer. Oxford: Blackwell, 2011. 1: 232–237.

“The Curry Capital in Monica Ali’s Brick Lane.” South Asian Review 32 (2011): 139–160.


Faculty photo by Patrick Scott Vickers – 2014

Upcoming Deadlines

Classes Begin
JANUARY 14, 2019

Add/Drop Deadline
JANUARY 20, 2019

Graduation Application Deadline
JANUARY 25, 2019

Spring Break
MARCH 3-10, 2019

Course Withdrawal Deadline
MARCH 22, 2019

Last Day of Classes
MAY 3, 2019



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