Pyunghwa Lee

MA in English, Korea University, 2015
BA in Philosophy and English, Korea University, 2010
Office Location: Rabb 219
Co-Organizer, 2017 English Department Graduate Student Conference
Co-Organizer, 2017 Second Year Symposium

Research Interests



“Aging and (Non)Reproduction in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford,” MLA 2021, Jan 2021

“The Novel’s Subject Formation and Nineteenth-Century Midlife Narratives,” Nineteenth-Century Formations, Hong Kong University, December 2019

“Realism and Nineteenth-Century Narratives of Midlife,” Narratives of Ageing in the Nineteenth Century, University of Lincoln, July 2019

"Untimely: Thomas Hardy's Misfits," NeMLA Annual Conference, Baltimore, March 2017

"Naturalization of Cause in Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles," Second Year Symposium, Brandeis University, November 2016

"Trapped in the Modern Condition: An Analysis of Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie," 2014 ELLAK International Conference, Nov 2014

"Female Temporality in Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles," 2014 ELLAK Conference, June 2014


Korean Translation of Carole Pateman's The Disorder of Women: Democrcy, Feminism, and Political Theory (b books, 2018)


Mellon Dissertation Research Grant, 2019

Evan Frankel Endowed Fellowship, 2018-2019

Barbara and Morton Mandel Endowed Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities, 2016-2019

Fulbright Graduate Study Award, Fulbright, 2015-2017

Courses Taught

(TF) “Black Queer Literatures,” Prof. Brandon Callender, Spring 2021

(TF) “The Birth of the Short Story: Gods, Ghosts, Lunatics,” Prof. John Plotz, Fall 2020

UWS: The Tyranny of Choice, Spring 2019

(TF) “Philosophical Approaches to Film Theory,” Prof. William Flesch, Fall 2018

UWS: The I of the Eye: Spying and Surveillance in the Arts, Fall 2017, Spring 2018

(TF) "Shakespeare," Prof. William Flesch, Fall 2017

(TF) "Hitchcock's Movies," Prof. Paul Morrison, Spring 2017

(TF) "Out of This World: Science Fiction's Cyborgs, Time Travellers, and Space Invaders," Prof. John Plotz, Fall 2016

Favorite Work

"Tess of the d'Urbervilles"