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Sue J. Kim

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Dr. Sue J. KimProfessor; Co-Director of Asian American Studies Center
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentEnglish
  • Phone(978) 934-4408
  • Fax(978) 934-3097
  • OfficeO'Leary Library - 476
  • EmailSue_Kim@uml.edu

Research Interests

contemporary literature, literary theory, asian american studies, narrative theory, gender, class

The relationship of narrative forms to race, gender, and class/capitalism; cognitive cultural studies; studies of affect (particularly anger and empathy) in late capitalism; postmodern literature and what comes "after" postmodernism.

Education

  • Ph D: English, (2003), Cornell University - Ithaca, NY
    Supporting Area: Asian American Studies
  • MA: English, (1999), Cornell University -
  • BA: English, (1996), Dartmouth College - Hanover, NH

Awards and Honors

  • College of Arts & Sciences Deanês Award for Excellence in Teaching (2010) - UAB
  • Arthur Feinstein Memorial Award for Best Senior Thesis (1996) - Dartmouth College Department of English

Publications

  • Uy, P.S., Kim, S.J., Khuon, C. (2016) "College and Career Readiness of Southeast Asian American College Students in New England," Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice pp. 1-23
  • Kim, S.J. (2015) "Empathy and 1970s Novels by Third World Women," Ohio State UP pp. 147-165
  • Hammond, M.M., Kim, S.J. (2014) "Rethinking Empathy Through Literature," Routledge
  • Kim, S.J. (2013) "On Anger: Race, Cognition, Narrative," University of Texas Press
  • Kim, S.J. (2012) "Introduction: Decolonizing Narrative Theory," Journal of Narrative Theory 42:3 pp. 233
  • Kim, S.J. (2012) "Thoughts on "Puzzling Out the Self"," English Language Notes 50:1 pp. 213-216
  • Kim, S.J. (2011) "Anger, Temporality, and the Politics of Reading The Woman Warrior," Analyzing World Fiction: New Horizons in Narrative Theory pp. 93-108
  • Kim, S.J. (2010) "Anger, Cognition, Ideology: What Crash Can Show Us About Emotion," Image and Narrative : Online Magazine of the Visual Narrative 2 pp. 4
  • Kim, S.J. (2009) "Critiquing postmodernism in contemporary discourses of race,"
  • Kim, S.J. (2008) "'The Real White Man Is Waiting for Me': Ideology & Morality in Bessie Head's A Question of Power," College Literature 35:2 pp. 38-69
  • Kim, S.J. (2008) "Digitizing Race: Visual Cultures of the Internet," MELUS 33:4 pp. 211-213
  • Kim, S.J. (2008) "Narrator, Author, Reader: Equivocation in Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's Dictee," Narrative 16:2 pp. 163-177
  • Kim, S.J. (2005) "Apparatus: Theresa Hak Kyung and the Politics of Form," Journal of Asian American Studies 8:2 pp. 143-169
  • Kim, S.J. (2003) "The Dialectics of Sensibility: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Thomas Pynchon, Bessie Head, and the Institutionalization of Postmodern Literary Criticism," Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 64:4 pp. 1250-1250

Presentations

  • –Rethinking Empathy I" and –Rethinking Empathy II" - International Conference on Narrative, June 2013 - Manchester, UK
  • –Anger and Narrative Structure,"part of organized & chaired panel –Affect, Temporality, and Narrative" - International Conference on Narrative, May 2013 - Austin, TX
  • –Building and Developing Asian American Studies Program" - Association for Asian American Studies Conference, April 2013 - Seattle, WA
  • –The Political Practice of Teaching Asian American Literature" - Association for Asian American Studies Conference, April 2012 - Washington, D.C.
  • –From El Mariachi to Spy Kids?: Emotion & Cognition in the Films of Robert Rodriguez" - International Conference on Narrative, March 2012 - Las Vegas, NV
  • –The Novel After Postmodernism" - Marxist Literary Group, January 2012 - Seattle, WA
  • –Women of Color and the Dialectics of Narrative Empathy" - –Rethinking Empathy: Feeling with Others in Contemporary Literature", January 2012 - Seattle, WA
  • –Empathy & 1970s Novels by Women of Color" - The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present Conference, October 2011 - Philadephia, PA
  • F**k Me. I Still Cannot Type: The Wire and Class/Race/Gendering" - Association for Asian American Studies Conference, May 2011 - New Orleans, LA
  • –Popular Culture, Race, & Emergent Approaches to Narrative" - International Conference on Narrative, April 2011 - St. Louis, MO
  • –Gran Torino and the Racial Politics of Anger," –Screens of Asianness in Contemporary American Film" - Association for Asian American Studies Conference, April 2010 - Austin, TX
  • –The Impasse of Identity: Crash & Cognitive Theory," part of Cognitive Approaches to Literature Discussion Group panel –Visual Performance and Cognition" - Modern Language Association Annual Convention, December 2009 - Philadephia, PA
  • –Three Ways of Looking at Bodies" - American Studies Association Annual Meeting, October 2008 - Albuquerque, NM
  • –Comparative Anger in Woman Warrior and The Autobiography of Malcolm X" - American Literature Association Annual Conference, May 2008 - San Francisco, CA
  • –Equivocal Attachments in Asian American Womenês Writing," part of organized & chaired panel –The Autobiographical Gesture in Ethnic Texts: The Pitfalls of Authenticity" - Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Narrative Literature, March 2007 - Washington, D.C.
  • –The Problem of Korea in Postcolonial and Cold War Paradigms" - Modern Language Association Annual Convention, December 2005 - Washington, D.C.
  • –The Subject of Minority Writing" part of organized & chaired panel –Minority Writing & Narrative Theory" - Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Narrative Literature, April 2005 - Louisville, KY
  • –Subject-Subject Relations for A Democratic Society" - Psychoanalysis and Democracy: Annual Meeting of the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society, October 2004 - New York, NY
  • Things of the Soul: Politics, Psychoanalysis, and Bessie Head's A Question of Power" - Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Narrative Literature, April 2004 - Burlington, VT
  • Troubled Bridges: Asian American Politics and Internationalism in the 1970ês" - Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, March 2004 - San Antonio, TX
  • Ghostliness and Ghastliness in Bessie Head's A Question of Power" - International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, March 2004 - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • –After Postcolonialism, Beyond Minority Discourse: Postcolonial, Ethnic, & American Studies", November 1999 - Ithaca, NY
  • –The Radical Caucus and the Politics of Change: A Case Study" - Association for Asian American Studies Conference, March 1999 - Philadephia, PA
  • To Remove Yellow Stains': Images of the Chinese in Nineteenth-Century Trade Cards" - Association for Asian American Studies Conference, April 1997 - Seattle, WA