Dr FUNG Kai Yeung, Paul (馮啟陽博士)

PhD (Manchester)
MA (Manchester)
BA (HKU)

Head and Associate Professor
BA-ENG Programme Director

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 de Man. At HSUHK, apart from modules on the long nineteenth-century, he teaches a course on the relationship of money and literature.

Book

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

Journal Articles

  • ‘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

  • ‘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.
  • Fung P. (2018) Crime and Punishment. in Tambling J. (eds) The Palgrave Encyclopaedia of Urban Literary Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62592-8_68-1

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.

Conferences

  • ‘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.
  • ‘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.

Outreach

  • Project Co-ordinator, Hong Kong Budding Poet (English) Award, organized by Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education and supported by Education Bureau. The project has been commissioned to Department of English, Hang Seng Management College since 2016.
  • Adjudicator, New Territories Joint School British Parliamentary Debating Tournament, 2016, 2018.

Contact Us

For further information about the department, our programmes or services, please get in touch.