University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Chinese Program

Thomas Noel

Faculty - Thomas Donnelly Noel

Thomas Noel

Thomas Donnelly Noel

Lecturer of Chinese

  • M.A. Chinese, U of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009
  • M.A. Comparative Lit, U of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012
  • Ph.D. Chinese, U of Wisconsin-Madison, 2016
  • Curriculum Vitae

Area of Expertise

Medieval Chinese literature and historiography, Chinese religions, comparative literary theory, translation studies


Contact Information
Email: Thomas Noel

Office Hours: Faculty Hours at a Glance
Office: Room 302, 479 Main Street
Phone: (802) 656-1043

Thomas Noel holds degrees in Chinese and Comparative Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and from the University of Vermont. He has received research fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and taught courses in Chinese language and literary studies in both China and the United States. His research focuses on Tang Chinese poetry and narrative, Six Dynasties poetry, medieval Chinese religions, Han Dynasty history and historiography, comparative literary theory, and translation studies. At UVM he currently teaches Intermediate Chinese (CHIN051/052), Classical Chinese Literature in Translation (WLIT 110), Modern Chinese Literature in Translation (WLIT 195), and a TAP course dealing with violence in Chinese literature (WLIT 095). In Spring 2018 he will be offering a course that explores the issues of environmental governance, sustainability, and the aestheticization of nature in China (WLIT 096) that will draw upon his own research. He also assists with the Chinese House and other extracurricular program activities.

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