Areas of Interest:
20th & 21st century American Literature; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Feminist Theory; Psychoanalysis; Narrative Theory
Korea University (Seoul, S. Korea) BA and MA
Hyunsoo Kim’s main area of interest focuses on the connection between narrative forms and the formation of gender and sexuality. More specifically, her current research addresses how modernist literature and its insistent gaze backward towards the past, the loss, the forgotten, and the abject are libidinally charged narratives that challenge the teleological trajectory of heterosexual reproductivity.
Recent Scholarly Activity:
“‘A Defeat Without Surrender’: Beyond the Heteronormative Horizon in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” American Studies Institute Seoul National University 43.1 (2020).