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Yoonkyung Lee

Immanuel Kim

Assistant Professor of Asian and Asian American Studies

PhD., Comparative Literature (specializing in North Korean Literature and Film),
University of California, Riverside, 2012

Office: LS G501D
Phone: 777-3880

Areas of Study and Interest

North Korean Literature and Film
Modern Korean Literature and Film
Memory, Gender, and Sexuality in East Asia

Recent Courses

Modern Korean Literature in Translation
Literature in North Korea

Current Book Project

Rewriting Revolution: Women, Sexuality, and Memory in North Korean Fiction

University of Hawaii Press (Forthcoming, 2018).

Recent Publications 

“Art of Absence: Nostalgia in North Korea’s Literary Production.” Telos. Spring (2018). Print. (forthcoming). 

“Problems with Institutionalizing the April 15 Literary Production Unit.” Korea Journal 56.1 (2016): 140-164. Print. 

“The Interview: Life of North Korean Author Paek Namnyong.” The Journal of Korean Studies 22.1 (2016): 245-258. Print. 

Snow Melts in Spring: Another Look at the North Korean Film Industry.” Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema (2015): 41-56. Print. 

“North Korean Comedy of Manners: Day at the Amusement Park.” S/N Korean Humanities Journal 1.1 (2015): 85-106. Print. 

“Comedy and Ideology in My Family’s Problem.” Korean Screen Cultures: Interrogating Cinema, TV, Music and Online Games. Edited by Andrew David Jackson and Colette Balmain. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2015. 143-159. Print. 

 “Threat to the Family Revolution in North Korea: Reading the Individual in Paek Nam-ryong’s Friend.” Acta Koreana, 14.2 (2011): 1-21. Print.


Recent Translations

Kim Hye-yŏng. Tap [The Answer]. Translated by Immanuel Kim. Asia Magazine. 6.4 (Winter 2011)

Last Updated: 1/16/18