Min Li

Min Li

Department of English Literature
Doctoral researcher

Contact details

PhD title: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality: An Intersectional Reading of Carson McCullers' Works
SupervisorsDr John Fagg and Dr Rona Cran


  • MA in English and American Literature, School of Foreign Languages, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 1998
  • BA in English Education, School of Foreign Languages, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 1995


I graduated with a BA degree in English Education and an MA degree in English and American Literature from Nanjing Normal University, China. Currently, I am an associate professor of English at Nanjing Tech University.


Assistant Teacher, 1998-2000
School of Foreign Languages and Literature, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing
Teaching: Intensive English Reading, Listening Comprehension Skills, An Integrated English Course, etc.

Lecturer, 2000-2007
School of Foreign Languages and Literature, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing
Teaching: English Literature, American Literature, Oral English, Academic Writing, etc.

Associate Professor, 2007-present
School of Foreign Languages and Literature, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing
Teaching: Selected Readings in English and American Literature, An Outline of British and American History, etc


As “one of the best postwar writers in America” (Carr 294), McCullers is highly praised for her “astonishing humanity”(Wright 195) in narrating stories of vulnerable and marginalized people, such as women, Jews, homosexuals, African Americans, the disabled and the oppressed class, who are searching for equality, identity and acceptance in a complex and violent postwar world. My research, based on the interconnected nature of race, class, gender and sexuality, will examine the power relations and identities  of McCullers’ main characters and analyze their frustration and spiritual isolation caused by multiple forms of exclusion. I hope that this project can enrich the understanding of McCullers’ unique sensitivity to intersectional social injustice and contribute to the ongoing conversation of intersectionality.

Other activities

  • Member of Carson McCullers Society, US
  • Member of South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), US
  • Visiting scholar at English Department, University of Virginia, US (August 2006 to February 2007)
  • Visiting Scholar at Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, UK (August 2018 to July 2019)
  • Jiangsu Government Scholarship for Overseas Studies, China
  • A paper given at SAMLA 91: Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships


Chief Editor, Selected Reading of British and American Literature, Nanjing: Southeast University Press, 2019
Co-editor, Road to National English Competition for College Students, Nanjing: Southeast University Press, 2017
Co-editor, Research Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2011
Chief Editor,Superhighway to MBA MPA MPAcc Vocabulary, Nanjing: Southeast University Press, 2010
Editor. Culture and Art, Hongkong: Commercial Press, 2002;
Co-editor. Access to CET Band Four, Nanjing: Nanjing University Press,1999;

“Mill on the Floss”, “The House of Mirth”, “The Thorn Birds” in Wang Xiaoying (ed.), She World, Hefei: Anhui People’s Publishing House, 2004, 50-54; 107-110; 382-385.
“The Tragedies of Tess and Jennie”, in Li Xiangying (Ed.), New Century New Thought New Study, Shanghai :Shanghai Foreign Language Publishing House,2001;43-50.

Journal Articles:
“The Class Solidification Problem Depicted in The Great Gatsby”,Jiangsu Foreign Languages Teaching and studies, 33:4(Dec. 2017)
“Paradoxical Images in ‘Annabel Lee’”, Journal of Nanjing University of Technology, 9:3,(Mar. 2010)
“Paradise lost and Paradise regain created by George Eliot—Analysis of Biblical Archetypes in Adam Bede”, Journal of Maoming College, 20:5, (May 2010)
“The House of Mirth of Fools is the House of Mourning of the Wise: Biblical Prototypes in The House of Mirth”, Journal of Hehai University, 34:2, (June 2007).
“English and American Literature Teaching Encounters ESP Tendency”, Journal of Puyang Professional , 69:1,(Feb. 2006).
“Integration of Beauty and Poems---Keats’ View of Art and Life”, Journal of Huaihai Institute of Technology,42:3 (March 2005).
“The Unpleasant Melodies: Feminist Negative Aesthetics in The Piano Teacher”, Journal of Nanjing University of Technology, 24:5, (March 2006).
“The Teaching Reform of English and American Literature Based on Constructivism Theory”, Exploration on English Teaching, 2004.
“John Keats’ Artistic Theory and View of Life”, in Northeast Asia Forum, Changchun: Jiling University Press, 2001.

Article translation:
Translation of “From Berne to Yan’an: The Theoretical Breakthroughs of Lenin and Mao” by Roland Boer, Journal of China Executive Leadership Academy Yan’an, 13:3. (May 2020).