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Research Interests for Nayoung A. Kwon

Research Interests:

Nayoung Aimee Kwon is Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Korean and Japanese Cultural Studies in the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Women's Studies and the Program in the Art of the Moving Image. She is currently working on her book manuscript Translating Empire: the Conundrum of Collaboration in Korea and Japan (forthcoming from Duke University Press) which examines the broader problem of colonial modern and postcolonial contestations in East Asia. This issue is examined through interactions of Japanese and Korean writers and translators in the Japanese empire and their controversial postcolonial legacies. Her research and teaching interests include transcultural co-productions (literature, film, theater) between Korea and Japan; Korean and Japanese literary and filmic exchanges; theories of empire, translation, and postcoloniality; globalization and transpacific migrations and cultural flows between Asia and America. She is also a translator of Korean and Japanese literatures into English.

Areas of Interest:

Empire Studies
Korean Literature and Film
Japanese Literature and Film
Postcolonial Studies
Translation Studies
Transpacific Asian/American Studies

Recent Publications
  1. Kwon, NA, Japanophone literature? A transpacific query on absence, Mfs: Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 64 no. 3 (September, 2018), pp. 537-558, Johns Hopkins University Press [doi[abs]
  2. Kwon, NA, It's Madness: The Politics of Mental Health in Colonial Korea. By Theodore Jun Yoo . Oakland: University of California Press, 2016. 248 pp. ISBN: 9780520289307 (cloth)., The Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 76 no. 3 (August, 2017), pp. 819-821, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi]
  3. Kwon, NA, Disavowal and Intimacy, Sanghŏ Hakpo, vol. Vol 49 no. 1 (2017)
  4. Kwon, NA, The Proletarian Wave: Literature and Leftist Culture in Colonial Korea 1910–1945 by Sunyoung Park, Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, vol. 76 no. 1-2 (2016), pp. 266-269, Project Muse [doi]
  5. Kwon, NA, Intimate Empire Collaboration and Colonial Modernity in Korea and Japan (June, 2015), pp. 296 pages, ISBN 0822359251 [abs]

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