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Dr Marco Wan 温文灝

Associate Professor of Law
PhD., University of Cambridge
MA/BA Law (Hons)., University of Cambridge
BA., Yale University

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Dr Marco Wan is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong. He has published articles on nineteenth-century literary trials in England and France, and on the representations of law in Hong Kong cinema. His areas of interest include law and literature; law and film; and legal/critical theory.

Marco received his PhD and his law degree from the University of Cambridge, where he was an Evan-Lewis Thomas Law Scholar and a Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellow. He received his BA in Comparative Literature from Yale University, where he was awarded the Fox International Fellowship.

He has been a Visiting Scholar at Sidney Sussex College at the University of Cambridge and an Academic Visitor at the Law Faculty at the University of Oxford.

He is the recipient of a three-year grant from the General Research Fund (GRF) of the Research Grants Council in Hong Kong; he is conducting a project entitled 'Fiction on Trial, 1857-1933' which considers a number of modern literary trials in England, France and America as encounters between literature and the law.

He is a member of the editorial boards of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law and the Hong Kong Law Journal, and is on the long-list selection committee of the Man Asian Literary Prize.

Courses Taught:
Law and Literature; Law and Film; Law, Meaning and Interpretation; Contract Law.