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, Theorizing Colonial Cinema: Reframing Production, Circulation, and Consumption of Film in Asia, edited by Kwon, N (2021), Indiana University Press
  2. Kwon, NA, The Figure of the Translator, in Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean Literature (March, 2020), Routledge, ISBN 1317224132 [abs]
  3. Kwon, NA, The figure of the translator: Kim Saryang between Korean and Japanese literatures, in Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean Literature (January, 2020), pp. 215-224, ISBN 9781138655041 [doi[abs]
  4. Kwon, NA, Ch'inmilhan Cheguk (2020), Somyong Press, ISBN 9791159054938 (translated by Kim, J-G; In, A; Chong, K-I.)
  5. Kwon, NA, Spring in the Korean Peninsula (1941): Transcolonial Mise en Abyme, in Rediscovering Korean Cinema (December, 2019), pp. 80-94, ISBN 9780472074297