Dr. Jooyeon Rhee
2012-2013 Luce Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Wittenberg University, Ohio
2005-2011 Ph.D. at York University: Department of Humanities. Ph.D. conferred in May 12, 2011
2004-2005 MA at York University: Department of Humanities
1996-2003 BA at York University: Art History and Creative Arts (double major)
- Gender and Modernity in Colonial Korea
- Literature and film of Korean Diaspora in Japan
- Gender and ethnicity in Korean Popular culture
- Translation of Korean and Japanese Literature
Grants and Fellowships
2015-8 Seed Program for Korean Studies Grant for “The Promotion of education and research programs in Korean Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.” (PI). The Academy of Korean Studies
2015-8 Research Grant for “The Empire of Crime: Class, Race and Gender in Korean Detective Fiction, 1910s–1940s.” (PI). The Israeli Science Foundation
2014-5 The Hebrew University International Scientific Conference Grant Competition, “Transnational Cultural Interactions between Korea and Japan: From the Pre-modern to the Colonial Period,” May 17-19, 2015
2014-5 Frieberg East Asian Research Centre, Conference Grant, “Transnational Cultural Interactions between Korea and Japan: From the Pre-modern to the Colonial Period,” May 17-19, 2015
2014-5 Co-applied with Nissim Otmazgin, Ingyu Oh, and Gil Sung Park. Korea Foundation Research Grant, “Hallyu in the Middle East,” The Truman Institute and Institute of Hallyu Convergence Research of Korea University
2014-6 Co-applied with Nissim Otmazgin and Orna Naftali. The Truman Institute Research, “Global Cities and Middle Class in East Asia”
2012-2013 Grant for Korean Literature Studies Overseas, The Daesan Foundation
2012 Short-Term Research Travel Grant, Korea Foundation and The Northeast Asia Council (NEAC)
2012 Research Assistantship Grant, Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
2010 Graduate Assistantship Grant, Faculty of Graduate Studies/SSHRC
2008 Ontario International Education Opportunity Scholarships
2006-2007 Graduate Development Fund Competition, Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University
2006-2009 Canada Graduate Scholarship, Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
2006 Albert Chan Fellowship, York Centre for Asian Research
Awards and Fellowship
- 2013-4 Golda Meir Fellowship Lectureship Awards, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- 2013 Nominee for the Womyn’s Center Woman of the Year Award, Wittenberg University, Ohio
Appointments and Fellowships
July 2013 - Present Lecturer (tenure-track), Department of Asian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Oct. 2014 - Present Research Fellow, The Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace
Oct. 2011- Present Research Associate, York Centre for Asian Research, York University, Toronto
Sep. 2014 - Present Cultural Ambassador of Incheon City
Aug.2012- May 2013 Luce Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Wittenberg University, Ohio
Sep. 2011- Apr.2012 Lecturer, York University/University of Toronto
Sep. 2011- June 2012 Visiting Researcher, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Toronto
May - July 2010 Lecturer, Ontario College of Arts and Design University, Toronto
Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
(forthcoming). “Making Sense of Fiction: Social and Political Functions of Serialized Fiction in The Daily News (Maeil sinbo) in 1910s Korea.” Journal of Korean Studies (Spring 2017). 40 pages
“The Politics of Romance in Colonial Korea: An Investigation of a Korean Translation of the Japanese Romance Novel, The Gold Demon.” Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies, Volume 15, no. 1 (April 2015): 69-87.
“No Country for the New Woman”: Rethinking Gender and Cultural Nationalism in Colonial Korea through Kim Myǒngsun.” Acta Koreana. Volume 17, no. 1 (June 2014): 399-427.
On “The Value of Literature” and “What is Literature?” Azalea: Journal of Korean Culture and Literature, volume 4, Harvard University and University of Hawaii Press (2011): 283-5.
“Na Un Kyu and the Making of Nationalistic Films in South and North Korea,” Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema, vol. 1, no. 1 inaugural issue (2009): 27-43.
“Aesthetics of Disappearance: The metaphor of suicide and the politics of memory in modern Japan and Korea,” A Peer-Reviewed Electronic Journal for Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast, 2008-9, http://mcel.pacificu.edu/easpac/2009/rhee.php3
“Manifestation of ‘Japanese Spirit’ in Wartime Japan: Focusing on Images of Women in Films, The New Earth and the Suicide Troops of the Watchtower.” SAI: The Journal of the International Association of Korean Literary and Cultural Studies, 2008, pp. 207-240.
Chapters in Books
(forthcoming) “Collective Nostalgia and Anxiety in Korean Film Music: Im Kwǒnt’aek’s Use of P’ansori in Sǒp’yǒnje,” in Film Music in Minor National Cinema. Edited by Gérman Gil Guriel, New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, December 2016, 25 pp.
“Chasing the Monster: Representation of Korean Residents in Japan and Human Rights in Oshima Nagisa’s Film, Death by Hanging.” Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Publishers, November 16, 2014, pp. 153-168.
“Gender and Nation: Japanese War Propaganda Films.” Included in Korean Culture in the Late Colonial Period. Edited by Watanabe Naoki and Hwang Hoduk. Seoul: Somyǒng, 2010, pp. 393-423.
Jooyeon Rhee and Hong Kal (eds), Introduction and Descriptions of collected essays for a section, “War and Visual Culture” in the Japan Focus Reader, Japan Focus, November 2012, pp. 1-230.
Choi, Hyaeweol. New Women in Colonial Korea: A Sourcebook. New York: Routledge, 2012. The Journal of Korean Studies. Volume 19, No. 2 (Fall 2014): 468-472.
Choi, Min Koo. Voices of the New Woman in Colonial Korea: Generic and Linguistic Interplay in the Construction of Self-Narratives. PhD dissertation. University of Hawaii, Manoa. Dissertation Review. March 2014, 6 pp. http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/author/jooyeon-rhee
“On Strokes of Fire” (dir. Im Kwǒnt’aek 2002)/ “On The Aimless Bullet” (dir. Yu Hyǒnmok 1961)/”On The Power of Kangwǒn Province” (dir. Hong Sangsu 1998). Directory of World Cinema: South Korea. London, UK: Intellect Ltd, December 15, 2013, pp. 58-9/78-9/127-8.
“Migrant Workers and Foreign Brides in ‘Multicultural Korea’”. Perspectives Internationales. November 11, 2014. http://perspectivesinternationales.com/?p=1257
WHITE. Written by Kenya Hara, (from Japanese to English). Tokyo: Chuokoron Shinsha, 2008, 64 pp.
*published in Japan in 2008. South Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, and German versions, all including my English text, were published in 2009.
Chapters in Books
“Red Dates” (Natsume) by Yuasa Katsuei (from Japanese to English), Human Rights and the Arts in Global Asia: An Anthology, ed. Ted Goossen and Anindo Hazra, Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Press, November 16, 2014, pp. 77-95.
“Led by the Scarlet Pleats: Robert Bresson’s L’argent.” by Hasumi Shigehiko (from Japanese to English), in a new edition of the book, Robert Bresson, Toronto: Cinematheque Ontario, 2011, pp. 533-545.
“Kim Saryang and Joy Kogawa,” written by Ted Goossen, (from English to Korean), Seoul: Somyǒng, in Korean Culture in the Late Colonial Period. Seoul: Somyǒng, 2010, pp. 208-223.
Articles and Essays
“The Land of the Indian Ocean Literature: A Dialogue,” by J. Nalisosa Ravalitera and Lee Sukho, in Barima Literary Magazine: Towards Creative Values in the Age of Globalization. Asia-Africa-Latin America Literary Research Institute. Seoul: Kukhak charyowon, 2013, pp. 146-152.
“War Propaganda and Entertainment: Korea-Japan Collaboration Films, Suicide Squad of the Watchtower (1943) and Love and Pledge (1945), and Directors, Imai Tadashi and Ch’oe In’gyu. (from Japanese to English). Written by Watanabe Naoki. Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Reviews. No. 5, 2012, pp. 88-113.
“The Value of Literature” (Munhak ǔi kach’i) and “What is Literature?” (Munhak iran hao) written by Yi Kwangsu, (from Korean to English), Azalea: Journal of Korean Culture and Literature, volume 4. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2011, pp. 287-291/pp. 293-313.
* Invited to contribute commentaries on translations in the same volume, pp. 283-5.
** Refereed journal
- Journal of Korean Studies
- Dissertation News
- Acta Koreana
- Romanian Journal of Sociology
Invited Seminar Lecturer, “The Economy of Pleasure and Survival: An Investigation of Gendered Labour in Colonial Korea,” Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea, Jan. 28 and 29, 2015.
Guest Speaker, “Human Rights and Zainichi in Oshima Nagisa’s Film,” Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, April 1, 2014.
Honorary Lecturer, “Gender and Colonialism in Korea,” Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea, February 4 and 5, 2014.
Honorary Speaker, “Historical Film in Korea,” Korean Film Festival in Israel, November 22, 2013.
“Translating Love: Newspaper-serialized Fiction in Colonial Korea,” East Asian Studies Program Colloquia, Wittenberg University, April 9, 2013.
“Riding the Korean Wave: Latest cultural trend driving Kanadians krazy for music,” interview. National Post, Canada, April 9, 2012.
“Engineering Fictions: Constructions of Everyday Life in Early Modern Korean Literature, 1910-1916, Asian Institute, University of Toronto, January 20, 2012.
“Exhibition Organization for Emerging Curators, Cambridge Galleries, organized by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries, February 21, 2006.
“Introducing Modigliani,” video-taped at Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, All TV, November, 2005.
“The Art of Survival” (Inuit sculpture and graphic arts from Cape Dorset), McMaster Museum of Art, June 20, 2004.
Organizing Academic Events
May 17-19, 2015 Organizer, “Transnational Cultural Interactions between Korea and Japan: From Pre-modern to Colonial Period,” The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
May 13-15, 2014 Co-organizer, “Cultural Geography of Hallyu: Mapping the World through Korean Popular Culture,” The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Nov., 2014 Organizer, “Korean Studies Day at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,” The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
May 23-5, 2015 “Richard Kim and Writing as “the Proof of Life”.” Cross-Currents International Forum, UC Berkeley, California, USA
May 20-1, 2015 “The [Im]mobility of Vengeful Masculinity in Colonial Space: Focusing On A Korean Adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo.” Association of Asian Studies in Japan, Tokyo
May 26, 2014 "Popularizing the Unpopular: Foreign Brides, Migrant Workers, and the Politics of Recognition in Korean Popular Culture." 12th Biennial Conference of Asian Studies, University of Haifa, Israel
May 14, 2014 “Politics of Film or Film Politics?: The Cinematic Geography of Politics in Contemporary Korea.” Hallyu in the Middle East International Conference, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
May 8, 2013 “Locating Home: Assessing Multiculturalism in South Korea Through Hallyu.” The “Miracle” Narrative of the Korean Cultural Industries: Perspectives from the Middle East. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
April 12, 2013 “From Arirang to Gangnam Style: Teaching Korean Literature, Film, and Pop Culture at the Crossroads of Colonialism and Nationalism.” ASIANetwork Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
Feb. 22, 2013 “Oppa Goes to Latin America: The Emergence and Development of South Korean Pop Culture.” the 12th Ohio Latin American Conference (OLAC). Springfield, Ohio.
Jan. 18, 2013 “Translating Emotion: Gendered Representation of Modernity in Newspaper-Serialized Fiction in 1910s Colonial Korea,”AAS Southeast Conference. Wilmington, North Carolina.
May 2012 “Undoing Nationalistic Historiography of Korean Film,” Film workshop at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Toronto, Canada.
May 2012 “Chasing Monster: A Critical Analysis of Oshima Nagisa’s Death by Hanging in Human Rights Context,” International Workshop organized by Literatures and Human Rights in Asia and Asian Diaspora, Toronto.
Mar. 22, 2012 “Dumas Goes to Asia: Justice and Order in East Asia Envisioned in a Korean translation of The Count of Monte Cristo, Neptune (1916-7),” AAS Annual Conference, Toronto.
Apr. 2, 21011 “A Korean Translation of Ozaki Koyo’s The Gold Demon,” AAS Annual Conference, Hawai’i
Mar. 5, 2011 “Mencius’ Mother in Armour,” University of Toronto Graduate Conference, Toronto, Canada
July 16, 2010 “Yi Sang Conference,” Celebrating Modern Korean Literature and Culture Conference, Musashi University, Tokyo
Sep. 26, 2008 “Images of Women in Postcards in Colonial Korea,” York University International Graduate Students Conference, Toronto
Feb. 8, 2008 “Propaganda and Melodrama: representation of women in the film, The Straits of Chosŏn, and in the literature, The Chapter of Thistle,” Columbia University Graduate Students Conference, New York, USA.
June 23, 2007 “Na Un-Kyu’s Arirang and the making of a national narrative”, The Asian Studies Conference Japan, Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan.
Mar. 30, 2007 “Na Un-Kyu’s Arirang and the making of a national narrative”, Graduate Students Conference, East Asian Studies, Harvard University.
May 2006 “A Victorian Samurai: Nakamura Keiu and his translation of Self-Help”, Graduate Conference, Division of Humanities, York University, Toronto.
Mar. 2006 “Nation Imagined”, Imitation and Transgression, Graduate Conference of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto.
May 2005 “Virtual Suicide or Techno Sublime?” A common ground, Graduate students conference, Division of Humanities, York University, Toronto
Symposium and Workshops
2010 - 11 Colonial workshop at the Centre for the Study of Korea, University of Toronto
2010 Gender and Cultural Production, Centre for Feminist Research, York University
July, 2009 Dissertation Workshop, Centre for East Asian and Pacific Studies, University of Illinois, Champagne
Sep., 2008 International Symposium, “Behind the Lines: Culture in Late Colonial Korea,” York Centre for Asian Research, Toronto
2007 - 8 Jinbun hyōronkai (Research Group of Humanities and Criticism Workshop), Waseda University/Musashi University, Tokyo.
Memberships and Services
Current Member of Association for Asian Studies (AAS)
Current Member of Modern Language Association (MLA)
2009 Member of Recruitment Committee, Division of Humanities, York University
2008-2010 Member of Executive Committee, York Centre for Asian Research, York University
2006-2007 Member of Tenure and Promotion Committee, Division of Humanities, York University
Member of Executive Committee, York Centre for Asian Research
2004-2005 Representative, Graduate Students Association, York University
- Korean, native fluency in reading and writing
- Japanese, excellent reading skills/advanced level in speaking
- Classical Chinese, reading knowledge (intermediate)