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Yifen Beus



  

 

Yifen Beus |Professor

Research Interests:
Dr. Beus' work is situated at the crossroad of cinema & literary studies, and like that of most comparatists, her intellectual identity rests within several disciplines & national literatures. Her fields of research interest include comparative literature, theatre & film studies, postcolonial studies, cultural history, and inter-arts studies. Since coming to BYUH, she has been engaged in the following topics: modernity in visual culture, intertextuality and reflexivity in art and literature, cultural/national identity & globalization and orientalisms, covering such areas as Asia and the Francophonie.


Education:

PhD, Comparative Literature, Indiana University
MA, Theatre & Film, Brigham Young University
BA, English, National Chengchi University 


Teaching:

Dr. Beus' teaching reflects the interdisciplinary nature of her training that cuts across different cultures, theories, and genres. Courses she teaches include, Introduction to Film, Post-colonial Literature & Film, Women's Literature & Film, Cultures of Asia, Advanced Conversation in Chinese. She experiments with innovative methodologies & upholds a Deleuzean open-ended teaching philosophy by encouraging & often requiring students to utilize a number of creative genres & formats in research & writing. Typical student assignments range from family folk storytelling, ethnographical interview projects, critical journal entries, to video documentary, creative fiction, & research papers to allow students to explore & examine different narrative voices, forms, & levels of authorial control & authority associated with different genres.  


Contact Information:

yifen.beus@byuh.edu--(808)-675-3618--Office: MFB 207 


Classes:

  • ICS 262: Cultures of Asia
  • HUM 290/H: Introduction to Film  
  • ART/HUM 442: Philosophy of Art
  • ENGL 358R/HUM 365: Special Studies in World Cinema
  • ENGL 358R/HUM 440R: Special Studies in Humanities
  • ICS 490: Senior Seminar
  • HUM 490: Digital Humanities Portfolio
  • CHIN 311: Advanced Conversation
  • CHIN 445R Special Studies in Chinese
  • CHIN 202:Intermediate Chinese II
  • HUM 442/ART 442/ ENG 358R
 

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