Director of International Affairs Office, Assistant Professor, College of Literature & Journalism Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
Research Fields: African American literature, African and African American films, Russian Avant-Garde, Stalinism, Soviet Socialist Realism, Sots-Art, Cold War studies, world literature, minor & small literature, proletarian writings, literary space, film aesthetics, gender & identity problems, and post-colonialism.
Publications: Dr. Yanli He has published twenty nine articles and a book about Henry Louis Gates, Jr., African American literature, African, African American and African British films, Boris Groys, Stalinism, film aesthetics, gender and identity problems. She is the author of “Boris Groys and the Total Art of Stalinism” (Thesis Eleven, Fall, 2019), “Proletarian Writings and the Border of Minor/Small Literatures” (Territories: A Trans-Cultural Journal of Regional Studies, Winter, 2019), “Erasing the Pink on World Atlas: Mapping African American Literature” (Space and Culture, forthcoming), “Equal Aesthetic Rights of Minor/Small and World Literature” (Peter Lang series - “Transcultural Studies”, forthcoming), “Joseph Remenyi and World Literatures During Cold War Era” (Neohelicon, forthcoming). Together with Robert T.Tally, she is editing a special issue “Periphery and Center: Mapping Minor/Small and World Literatures” for Space and Culture. Meanwhile, she is currently co-editing a special issue “(Ultra)Minor/Small Literatures on the Brink: Historiographies of the 20th Century Revisited” with Iker Arranz Otaegui from University of California, Santa Barbra, and another special issue “Socialism, Socialist Realism and World Literature” with Daniel Webster Pratt from McGill University.
Current Projects: The New Face of Soviet Art: Boris Groys and the Total Art of Stalinism, The Talking Book: Henry Louis Gates’ Literary Theory, and Henry Louis Gates and the Historical Problems of African American Formalism.