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Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for the Study of the United States (CSUS), Munk School of Global Affairs (University of Toronto)
Tony Fong is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for the Study of the United States, Munk School of Global Affairs, for 2014-15. Fong recently received his PhD in English at the University of Toronto, and works on issues of contemporary literature and film, focusing especially on life writing, ethics, and gender/sexuality studies.
His dissertation, Authoring Death: Mourning Masculinity in American Autobiography, for which he received the A.S.P. Woodhouse Prize for the best dissertation defended in the Department of English, probes representations of the “unhealthy” male bodies that permeate American personal narratives. Fong’s next book-length project, Starving Art: Sacrifice, Ethics, and American Hunger Narratives, examines the centrality of hunger within American culture by studying how literary and visual narratives diminish the body and its appetites. Fong’s writing can also be found in Philip Roth Studies, University of Toronto Quarterly, and Kitchen Daily.