Dr Paul FUNG Kai-yeung (馮啟陽博士)

PhD (Manchester)
MA (Manchester)

Associate Dean of School of Humanities and Social Science
Associate Programme Director of BA-ENG Programme and Associate Professor
MA-GELCS Associate Programme Director
Master of S H Ho Wellness College

Tel : (852) 3963 5474
Email: paulfung@hsu.edu.hk

Dr Fung obtained his PhD from the University of Manchester. His research focuses on the intersections of literature, philosophy and film, which can be reflected in his book-length study of the nineteenth-century Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky. Dr Fung is currently working on irony as a mode of existence in the work of Schlegel, Kierkegaard and Paul de Man. At HSUHK, apart from modules on the long nineteenth-century, he teaches a course on the relationship of money and literature.


  • Dostoevsky and the Epileptic Mode of Being (Oxford: Legenda, 2015) xii, 148 pp.

Journal Articles

  • Fung, Paul. “Edward Yang.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Cinema and Media Studies. Ed. Krin Gabbard. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
  • Fung, P. ‘The Child with His Camera: Mimetic Experiences in Edward Yang’s Yi Yi’, Ex-position, Issue No. 44 (December 2020), pp. 81-102. DOI: 10.6153/EXP.202012_(44).0004.
  • ‘Dostoevsky, Consciousness and Romantic Irony’, The Dostoevsky Journal, vol. 18, no. 1, 2017, pp. 73-94. DOI: 10.1163/23752122-01801005. Link: https://goo.gl/vWbsP7.
  • ‘Displacing Paranoia: Epilepsy, Memory, and The Brothers Karamazov’, International Journal of Literature and Psychology, vol. 1, no. 1, 2013, pp. 13-28.

Book Chapters

  • Fung P. (2021) Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. In: Tambling J. (eds) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62592-8_336-1
  • Fung P. (2021) Crime and Punishment. In: Tambling J. (eds) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62592-8_68-2
  • ‘Petersburg on the Threshold: Dostoevsky, Pushkin and Gogol’, The Palgrave Handbook of Literature and the City, ed., Jeremy Tambling (London: Palgrave, 2017), pp.183-194.
  • ‘Photographing the Subject: Death, Cinema and the Gaze’, Envisaging Dying: Visual Culture and Death, ed., Michele Aaron (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014), pp. 174-189.

Book Reviews

  • Review of The Novel in the Age of Disintegration: Dostoevsky and the Problem of Genre in the 1870s, written by Kate Holland, The Slavonic and East European Review, vol. 96, no. 2, 2018, pp. 335-336.
  • Review of Dostoevsky in Context, edited by Deborah A. Martinsena and Olga Maiorova, Hong Kong Review of Books, 2016. Link

Funded Research Project

  • Co-Investigator, ‘Phenomenology: A Multidisciplinary Dialogue’ (Ref. No.: UGC/IIDS15/H01/16), Inter-Institutional Development Scheme (IIDS), RGC Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector, Award: HK $268,510 (12 months).
  • Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC): Faculty Development Scheme (FDS). 2019/20. Principal Investigator. ‘“Permanent Parabasis”: Irony and Self-Consciousness in Dostoevsky’s Novels’ (UGC/FDS14/H13/19). 24 months. HKD $319,800.


  • ‘Silenced Photography: Representations of Children and Machinery in Edward Yang’s Yi Yi’, ‘Technically Yours’: Technicity, Mediality, and the Stakes of Experience, 18-20 October 2019, National Taiwan University.
  • ‘How to be original? Bakhtin’s Towards a Philosophy of the Act and Dostoevsky’s The Idiot’, XVII International Dostoevsky Symposium, 15-19 July 2019, Boston University.
  • ‘From Fantasy to the Fantastic: Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment Reconsidered’, Fantasy and its Discontents, 23-24 November 2018, National Taipei University of Technology.
  • ‘Falsehood of Being: Bakhtin, Schlegel and Dostoevsky’, The 16th International Bakhtin Conference, Bakhtin in the Post-Revolutionary Era, 6-10 September 2017, Howard Johnson Caida Hotel, Shanghai, China.
  • ‘Dostoevsky, Consciousness and Romantic Irony’, Romantic Legacies, 18-19 November 2016, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • ‘Dostoevsky, Epilepsy and the Photographic Image’, Rethinking Early Photography, 16-17 June 2015, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom.
  • ‘Aesthetic Problems of Suffering in Dostoevsky’, The Aesthetics of Suffering, 23-24 November 2012, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • ‘Pain, Memory and the Event’, Paranoia and Pain, 2-4 April 2012, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.
  • ‘Photographing the Subject: Death, Cinema and the Gaze’, Envisaging Dying: Visual Culture and Death, July 2011, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
  • ‘Dostoevsky, World Literature and Rootlessness’, “World Literature”: Canons, Languages, and Translatability, February 2009, Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures (RICC), The University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
  • ‘Trauma and the Epileptic Mode of Being’, 13th International Bakhtin Conference, August 2008, The University of Western Ontario, Canada.
  • ‘Constructing Guilt: the Power of the Accuser and The Brothers Karamazov’, April 2008, Manuscript Cross-Purpose conference, The University of Manchester.
  • ‘Epileptic Mode of Senses in Dostoevsky’, Senses, April 2004, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

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