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Eo, Kyunghee

Assistant Professor

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Research

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  • modern Korean literature and culture, Korean cinema and popular culture, feminist and queer theory, Queer East Asian studies, East Asian girl studies, Transpacific studies, Asian American studies

Teaching

courses taught

  • KREN 1011 - Introduction to Korean Civilization
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    Introduces the history of Korean culture within the context of political, social, and economic history. Covers the old Choson dynasty to present day Korea. Taught in English.
  • KREN 2441 - Film and Korean Culture
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Introduces students to major works, genres, and trends of Korean cinema from the colonial period to the present. We will explore how cinema registers Korea's experience with modernity, colonialism, national division, the Cold War, and globalization, paying particular attention to class, gender, nation, race and migration. Taught in English. No prior knowledge of Korea or film art is required.
  • KREN 3841 - Modern Korean Literature in English Translation
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    Surveys masterpieces of modern Korean literature written by significant Korean/Korean American authors in English. Provides various literary and theoretical frameworks to understand Korean literature within the context of Asian global culture. Covers from colonial period to the present. Taught in English. No prior knowledge of Korea or Korean literature is required.
  • KREN 3851 - Studies in Korean Popular Culture
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Introduces Korean popular culture, considering its ideological, economic, and socio-political function, its reception and use, and medium-specific textual operations of individual works, drawing from music, cinema, dance, music videos, literature, comics, and other forms of texts and events. The course moves from the Japanese colonial period to the contemporary moment, providing coverage of North and South Korea. Taught in English.

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