Chungfang Yi teaches at Northwest University in China and is working on her Ph.D. at Nanjing University. She came to the Pembroke Center as a visiting scholar for the 2015-16 academic year, in part due to the Center's involvement with the Nanjing-Brown Joint Program in Gender Studies and the Humanities. Yi found the year at Brown to be essential to her development of the final theoretical formation for her dissertation, "Affect, Repetition, and the Self-Exiled Women in Edith Wharton's Later Novels."
Yi took part in the weekly Pembroke Seminar and said it, "opened her vision for her psychoanalytic study." She took numerous courses including: "Freud: Reader and Writer," with Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg, director of the Pembroke Center and professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature; "Faulker" with Arnold Weinstein, professor of Comparative Literature: and, "Introduction to Literary Theory" and "Repetition" with Susan Bernstein, professor of Comparative Literature and German Studies. Yi found the courses to be intellectually challenging and theoretically enriching. She also greatly enjoyed the lively academic atmosphere on campus.
(Distributed August 15, 2016)