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Associate Professor of Modern Korean Literature
202 S. Thayer, Suite 6111 Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608
Office Location(s): 6145 STB
Youngju Ryu specializes in modern Korean literature. Her areas of research include aesthetics of dissidence, cultures of authoritarianism, and philosophies of reconciliation in twentieth-century Korea. She is finishing her first book on the role of writers' collectives in the political transformation of South Korea in the second half of twentieth century.
Modern Korean Literature
The Korean War in Fiction and Film
Popular Culture and Korean Society
"Korea's Vietnam: Popular Culture, Patriarchy, Intertextuality," The Review of Korean Studies (September 2009).
Asian Languages & Cultures
Thayer Street BuildingSuite 6111202 South Thayer Street
Ann Arbor, MI