Kim Su Yun

김수연 / 金秀姸
Years of Stay at HYI: 
Aug 2019 to May 2020

Dr. Su Yun Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Korean Studies Program at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures of the University of Hong Kong, specializing in modern Korean literature and culture. She received a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California, San Diego, and a B.A. and M.A. from Yonsei University. Prior to joining the University of Hong Kong, Dr. Kim taught at Hamilton College and was a JSPS postdoctoral fellow at Doshisha University in Kyoto. Her first monograph, forthcoming from Cornell University Press, Imperial Romance: Fictions of Colonial Intimacy in Korea, 1905­1945, examines discourses and literary representations of Korean-Japanese intermarriage in colonial-era Korea. Other recent publications include her co-edited volume East Asian Transwar Popular Culture: Literature and Film from Taiwan and Korea (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) as well as book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Korean Studies and Acta Koreana. At Harvard, Dr. Kim will be working on her new book-length project on Korean popular fiction and cinema of the transwar period (1930s–1960s), with a focus on romance and affect.