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Jooyeon Rhee

Jooyeon Rhee

Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Comparative Literature

201D Old Botany Building
Office Phone: (814) 867-5284

Education:

  1. PhD, York University
  2. MA, York University

Biography:

Biography:

I am Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Comparative Literature who specializes in modern Korean literature and culture. My main research deals with Korean popular literature with particular emphasis on transnational literary exchanges and interactions. My first book, The Novel in Transition: Gender and Literature in Early Colonial Korea (Cornell University Press, 2019), investigates the transnational feature of modern Korean novels at the intersections of nation and gender. Currently, I am working on a book-length research on cultural imaginations of crime and deviance manifested in Korean detective fiction of late colonial Korea. My other research interests include diasporic art and literature, popular culture, and representations of gender and sexuality in Korean film and media, all of which I incorporate into my teaching.

 

Areas of Specialization:

Modern Korean Literature

Postcolonial studies

Gender studies

Diasporic Art and Literature

 

Recent Publications:

The Novel in Transition: Gender and Literature in Early Colonial Korea, University Press, March, 2019.

 

“Beyond Victims and Heroes: The 5.18 Cinema Across Gender Boundary,” Korean Studies, 2019.

 

“Gender Politics in Food Escape: Korean Masculinity in TV Cooking Shows in South Korea,” Journal of Popular Film and Television, 2019.

 

Jooyeon Rhee and Hong Kal (eds.) “Social Changes and Visual Culture in Contemporary Korea.” Korean Studies, 2019.

 

Jooyeon Rhee and Hijoo Son (eds.) “Diasporic Art and Korean Identity,” Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Reviews, 2018.

 

“Making Sense of Fiction: Social and Political Functions of Serialized Fiction in The Daily News (Maeil sinbo) in 1910s Korea.” Journal of Korean Studies, 2017.

 

Recent Courses:

KOR 120                     Survey of Korean Culture and Society in Historical Contexts

KOR 121                     Korean Popular Culture

CMLIT 004/Asia 004 Introduction to Asian Literatures