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Theodore Hughes

Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Humanities

Office: 618 Kent
Office hours: W 15: 00-16: 00
Phone: (212) 854-8545
Email: th2150@columbia.edu

Educational background

BA: University of California, San Diego (’90)
MA: University of California, Los Angeles (’97)
Promotion: University of California, Los Angeles ('02)

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Informed

AHUM UN3830 Colloquium on Modern East Asian Texts
EAAS GR8220 Virtuality & The Posthuman in Contemporary Korea
EAAS GR9500 Korean Literature & Colonial Modernism

Research interests

Coloniality, proletarian literature and art, cultures of national division, the global cold war

Theodore Hughes received his Ph.D. in Modern Korean Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests include coloniality; proletarian literature and art; Visuality and the Global Cold War. He is the author of Literature and Film in the Cold War South Korea: The Frontier of Freedom (Columbia University Press, 2012), which as choice Outstanding academic title and won the Association for Asian Studies' James B. Palais Book Prize for best book in Korean studies in the year of its publication. The jointly published works include Intermedial Aesthetics: Korean Literature, Film, and Art (Special edition of Journal of Korean Studies , 2015); and Rat Fire: Korean Stories from the Japanese Empire (Cornell East Asia Series, 2013), Daesan Literary Translation Prize finalist. He is the translator of Panmunjom and Other Stories by Lee Ho-Chul (EastBridge, 2004; reprinted with EastBridge-Imprint by Camphor Press, 2017). His current project, The Continuous War: Cultures of Partition in Korea , is under contract with Columbia University Press. Professor Hughes is the director of the Center for Korean Research.

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selected publications

The Continuous War: Cultures of Partition in Korea (Upcoming)
Rat Fire: Korean Stories from the Japanese Empire (Associate Editor, Cornell, 2013)
Literature and Film in the Cold War South Korea: The Frontier of Freedom (Colombia, 2012)

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