Department of English

Choa Choi

B.A. International Relations and Comparative Literature, Yonsei University, 2015, M.A. English and American Literature, Yonsei University, 2018
Research Interests American Literature and Culture, Asian American Studies, Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Literary and Cultural Theory, Poetry and Poetics, Race and Ethnicity, Studies in the Novel, 20th-Century and Contemporary

Biography

Broadly speaking, my research explores the politics, aesthetics, and ethics of race and class in Asian/American literature. I am interested in how Asian/American fiction contests and revises historical discourses critiques, American hegemony at home and abroad, and creates a space of counter- or alternative post/memories by strategically repurposing realism and generic conventions. I am particularly intrigued by the spectral poetics of the Asia-Pacific wars in Asian/American novels and their roles as a social commentary on the ongoing configurations of the Cold War ideology.