B.A., Translation and Interpreting, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China
Current studies: MA in Theatre Studies
Zhixuan (Mia) Zhu is a first-year MA student in Theatre Studies. Her research interests include cross-cultural theatre, Asian theatre, feminist theatre, and the theatrical representation of the autistic mind and mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. She also applies her interdisciplinary knowledge of theatre and Chinese-English translation to examining theatre translation topics such as the Chinese translation of popular English musicals.
Publications and Conferences
“A Journey Bridging the Past and the Future: How Symbolic Geography in Momaday’s The Way to Rainy Mountain Embodies the Continuation of the Kiowa Ancestral Spirit” Undergraduate Journal of American Studies (2018-2019), The Centre for the Study of the United States, University of Toronto
“The Desire that Burns Down the Gender Dichotomy: Feminist Connotations in Oscar Wilde’s Salomé,” paper presented at the 2019 International Comparative Literature Association Conference, Macao, Aug. 2, 2019