Author Archives: Janice Ho

About Janice Ho

Janice Ho is Associate Professor of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her monograph, Nation and Citizenship in the Twentieth-Century British Novel, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015. She has also published essays on both modernist and contemporary literature in a variety of journals and edited collections, including Modern Fiction Studies, Novel, Journal of Modern Literature, Literature Compass, and the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature. Her next project traces transnational genealogies of the welfare state and its links with global development and aid. She is currently serving as Book Review Editor for the division of British and Anglophone Fiction for the journal Contemporary Literature.

Modernism, Humanitarianism, and Suffering

This post is part of a symposium on Lyndsey Stonebridge’s Placeless People. All contributions to the symposium can be found here. Lyndsey Stonebridge’s Placeless People: Writing, Rights, and Refugees offers a historically rich, theoretically compelling, and literarily nuanced account of a question that has long underpinned scholarship on human rights: what is the relationship between literature and human rights? Several aesthetic forms are typically foregrounded when considering this question: sentimentalism as a mode of empathizing with the suffering other; the Bildungsroman as a genre that Continue reading →