Sungkyung Cho

Sungkyung ChoPhD — ABD
M.A. in Comparative Literature, Seoul National University
B.A. in English, Oberlin College

Primary Advisor

Laura Quinney

Research Interests

Later 18th-c and Romantic literature; politics, religion, and intellectual history in Hanoverian Britain; poetry and society


"Intellectual History and Post-Literary Study" (review essay about What is Intellectual History? by Richard Whatmore), In/Outside: English Studies in Korea 49 (Nov. 2020), 380-88. [in Korean]

"Kleist's 'Das Erdbeben in Chili' and Benjamin's 'Das Erdbeben Von Lissabon,'" Hesse-Forschung 40 (Dec. 2018), 199-217. [in Korean]

English translation of Jung-hwan Cheon, "Laboring Intellectuals, Writing Workers: A New Critical Perspective on 1980s-1990s Korean Cultural History," Ex-Position 40 (Dec. 2018), 37-56.


"Poetry as Renewal: Shelley Between the Ancients and the Moderns," BARS/NASSR Conference ("New Romanticisms"), August 2022.

"Liberty and Empire in James Boswell's 'No Abolition of Slavery,'" Second Year Symposium, Brandeis University, October 2020.

"How to Deal with the Speech Police: Yoko Tawada's Schwager in Bordeaux and Exophony," Colloquium in Comparative Literature, Sungkyunkwan University, November 2018. [in Korean]


Shirle Dorothy Robbins Creative Writing Prize, Brandeis University, 2021-23

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, Brandeis University, Spring 2021

National Research Fellowship for Humanities, Korea Student Aid Foundation, 2015

Teaching Experience

TA-ing courses on 70's Hollywood auteur cinema (Prof. Irr), film noir (Prof. Morrison), American independent cinema (Prof. Irr), and comparative literature (SNU)

ESL Tutor, CTL, Seoul National University

English Composition Instructor, Hankuk Foreign Studies University, Yongin, Korea

Favorite Work

Within a Budding Grove by Marcel Proust