Nayoung ("Nai") Kim

Nayoung KimPhD in English, Brandeis University, 2023
MA in English, Seoul National University, South Korea, 2016 
BA in English, Seoul National University, South Korea, 2014
Reviews Editor at Broadsided Press

Research Interests

20th and 21st century Anglophone fictions, transoceanic fictions, environmental humanities, critical urbanism, public humanities, visual arts

Dissertation Project

Novels of Ocean-Crossing: A Homage to Vibrant Lives Across the Oceans


"Toxic Realities and Transgroup Empathy in Ocean Vuong’s On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous.” Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE). June 26 - August 6 2021

“Weird Plastic Delights: Humorous Environmentalism in Through the Arc of the Rain Forest". ACLA 2021. April 8 - 11 2021

“This Place Isn’t Real”: Real Space, Imagination, and Undone Pastoral in Cracks (2009). The 9th Asian Conference on Cultural Studies, International Academic Forum (IAFOR). Tokyo, Japan. May 24 - 26 2019

“Doubleness of Gothic Space in Stephen King’s The Shining”. Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) Biennial Conference. Auckland University of Technology. Auckland, New Zealand. January 23 - 24 2017

“Doubleness of Gothic Space and the Crumbling of Family in Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House”. The American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK) International Conference. Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Yongin, South Korea. September 30 - October 1 2016


"남"이 그리는 이야기 (Picture "Other" Lives) --- 문화예술신문 아트앤컬처

Promotional video for Broadsided Press: Fifteen Years of Poetic and Artistic Collaboration, 2005-2020

Co-author with Caren Irr. “Introduction: Concepts and Consequences of Plastic,” Life in Plastic: Artistic Responses to Petromodernity. U of Minnesota P. (2021)

“Spectator in Apartment and the Difficult Freedom: Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth". English Studies 38 (2018): 1-19. [Korean]

 “Between the ‘Magical’ Legacy and a Model Household: Establishing Alternative Modes of Speaking in Ntozake Shange’s Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo”. English Studies 36 (2016): 1-24.


Connected PhD Grant 2023

Mandel Center for the Humanities Dissertation Research Grant 2022

Fulbright International Graduate Study Award, 2018-2020

Graduate Student Prize for the Best Essay, Department of English Literature, Seoul National University, 2017

Graduate Student Prize for the Best Essay, Department of English Literature, Seoul National University, 2015

Classes Taught

UWS: "Bad' English" (2020, 2021)