Hyeryung Hwang

Brittain Fellow

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Writing and Communication Program
Office Location:
Stephen C. Hall 009

Hyeryung Hwang is a Marion. L Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research interests are in theories of comparative literature and world literature, peripheral realism and modernism, and Marxist aesthetics and politics. Her recent publications include “Said and the Mythmaking of Auerbach’s Mimesis” (CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 18.1, March 2016), “Peripheral Aesthetics after Modernism: South Korean Neo-realism and Chang-dong Lee’s Poetry” (The Global South 11.1, Spring 2017), and “Deleuze, Affect Theory, and the Future of Realism” (Telos 181, Winter 2017). Hwang is a translator as well, and her co-translation of Michael Cronin’s Translation and Identity (2006) was published in South Korea in 2010 (Seoul: Dongin), and Timothy Brennan’s Borrowed Light: Vico, Hegel, and the Colonies (2014) is forthcoming (Seoul: Hyeonamsa). She also published her Korean translation of Joe Hughes’s Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition (2009) in 2014 (Seoul: Seokwangsa).

  • Ph.D. in English, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, June 2017
  • M.A. in English Literature, Pusan National University, South Korea, 2006
  • B.A. in English Language and Literature (Magna Cum Laude), Pusan National University, South Korea, 2003
Awards and
  • Samuel Holt Monk Prize for the Best Article by a Graduate Student, Department of English, University of Minnesota, May 2017.
  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Graduate School, University of Minnesota, Fall 2015-Spring 2016
  • Graduate Research Partnership Project Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, Summer 2014
  • Seoul Humanities Fellowship, Seoul Metropolitan City, South Korea, 2006
  • Magna Cum Laude, Pusan National University, South Korea, August, 2003.
  • “The Best Lecturer of the Semester,” Pukyong National University, South Korea, Fall 2009
Areas of
  • Contemporary World Literature
  • Critical Theory
  • Marxist Aesthetics And Politics
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Third World Cinema
  • ENGL-1101: English Composition I
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II