Joyce Kim

I specialize in late nineteenth and early twentieth century American literature, with a focus on the American South and its relationship to the rest of the United States after the Civil War. I am also interested in processes of memorialization in American literature, particularly in texts that explore race relations and Southern identity (such as the creation and mythologizing of the Lost Cause). My dissertation focuses on how various authors negotiate the trauma of slavery and its afterlives in the Jim Crow era. You can view my CV here.



Ph.D in English, Boston University, expected May 2015
M.A. in English, Boston University, May 2010
B.A. in English, New York University, May 2009

Recent Presentations
“White Anxiety and Black Abjection: History and Trauma in Erskine Caldwell’s Tobacco Road.” The Louisville Conference, Feb. 2013

Courses Taught
EN 125: Readings in Modern Literature: Race, Gender, and Violence (Spring 2013)
EN 125: Readings in Modern Literature (Fall 2012)
WR 150: Writing Seminar: Race and Boston (Spring 2012)
WR 100: Writing Seminar: Race and Boston (Fall 2011)
EN 121: Readings in World Literature (Spring 2011)
EN 363: Shakespeare I (Teaching Fellow; Professor Christopher Martin) (Fall 2010)