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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
Phone: 734.647.2173

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Asian Languages & Cultures
    • Nam Center for Korean Studies
  • About

    Research Interests
    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.   

    Courses Taught
    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).