Dora Zhang (Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Princeton) works on Anglo-American and European modernism, literature and philosophy, affect theory, visual culture, and history of science. She has written on topics including Proust and photography, Woolf and philosophy of language, and Roland Barthes’s travels in China. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in RepresentationsNew Literary History (where her article “Naming the Indescribable” won the 2013 Ralph Cohen Prize), Modernism/modernity Print Plus, and Qui Parle, as well as Public Books, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. She is currently completing a book project on problems of description in the modernist period.