Kunyu Tan

Thesis title: Economics and Ethics: Reconciling Self and Other in George Eliot’s Writings


PhD in English Literature  from The University of Edinburgh (2021–Present)

MA in Comparative Literature from University College London (2019–20)


Undergraduate teaching

Tutor for Literary Studies 2A

Research summary

My research interest is how an individual navigates the relationship  with others in a community/society in George Eliot's novels by putting the literary texts in dialogue with economic and social texts.

Current research interests

I'm interested in the shaping of individual identity in nineteenth-century fiction and economic literary criticism.

Affiliated research centres

  • George Eliot Fellowship

Conference details

2023.9 BAVS 2023 Conference


The British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS)

Papers delivered

Social Organicism: An Interdependent and Heterogeneous Community in Silas Marner