Jane Hu

Jane Hu is a PhD candidate in English and Film & Media at the University of California, Berkeley, where she currently holds a Townsend Dissertation Fellowship and an AAUW American Fellowship. She is working on a project about the rise of Asian Anglophone popular media in the post-1970s era of US economic decline.


War in the Time of Genre

As this cluster considers not only representations of modernist wartime, but also how wartime shapes historiography and periodization more broadly, my essay moves beyond modernism proper to examine how Kazuo Ishiguro’s contemporary novel When We Were Orphans (2000) is—if only weakly—about modernist war.