Pyunghwa Lee

PhD – Second Year
MA in English, Korea University, 2015
BA in Philosophy and English, Korea University, 2010
Co-Organizer, 2017 English Department Graduate Student Conference

Research Interests



"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


Thomas Hardy's Critique of Modernity: Understanding of Time in Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Thesis for the Degree of Master at Korea University)


Barbara and Morton Mandel Endowed Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities, 2016-2017

Fulbright Graduate Study Award, Fulbright, 2015-2017

Courses Taught

(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"