Trang Dang

Trang Dang is a PhD student in English Literature at Nottingham Trent University. Her research is concerned with realms of the unknown, the uncanny, and the monstrous, their representation in literature, and their implications for ecological awareness in the age of the Anthropocene. Her PhD project focuses on Jeff VanderMeer’s weird fiction, exploring narratives of co-existence between humans and nonhumans and the role of new weird novels in representing the current climate crisis, through the lens of object-oriented philosophy. Her main research interests are the representation of race, gender, and class issues in literature, American culture and politics, new weird and climate fiction, contemporary literature, cultural theory, and continental philosophy. She has published on the topics of animal studies, American contemporary culture, and contemporary critical theory concerning the Anthropocene.