Jen Hui Bon Hoa teaches courses on critical theory, cultural studies, and 19th- and 20th-century European and Anglophone literature.
Ph.D. and A.M. in Comparative Literature, Harvard University
B.A in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania
Courses and Current Research Areas
COURSES TAUGHT AT YONSEI
"Hong Kong Literature and Film," Fall 2013
"The Postwar American Immigrant Novel," Fall 2013
"Topics in Postcolonial Theory," Spring 2013
"The Holocaust and Problems of Historical Representation," Spring 2013
"Michel Foucault," Fall 2012
"The Social Novel," Fall 2012
“Modernism and Modernity,” Spring 2012
“Orientalism in 20th-Century Literature and Film,” Spring 2012
“Critical Approaches to Popular Culture,” Fall 2011
“Introduction to 20th-Century English and American Literature,” Fall 2011
TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Twentieth-century French, Anglophone, and American Literature Modernism and Avant-garde movements Cultural Studies Film Postcolonial Studies Urban Studies Critical Theory
WORK IN PROGRESS
“Occupy Wall Street and the Inoperative Community"
The City and the Common: Reimagining Public Space in the 20th Century (tentative title)
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
2014 “Totality and the Common: Henri Lefebvre and Maurice Blanchot on Everyday Life.” Cultural Critique, 88.
2014 “‘Darkening the darkness’: Alchemy as Radical Negativity in Donne’s ‘A Nocturnal upon St. Lucy’s Day, being the shortest day.’” Journal of English Language and Literature.
2014 “The Empty Body Without Organs, or When Becoming Active Goes Wrong: Deleuze and Guattari on Spinoza.” Korea Comparative Literature Association Journal, 62: 477-92.
2012 “Hong Kong and Postcolonial Identity in Skyfall.” Situations: Cultural Studies in the East Asian Context, 6.
2011 “Pornographic Geometries: The Spectacle as Pathology and as Therapy in The Atrocity Exhibition.” J. G. Ballard: Visions and Revisions. Ed. Jeannette Baxter and Rowland Wymer. Basingstoke New York: Palgrave Macmillan. pp.71-87.
2014 Bianca Bosker, Original Copies: Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China. Situations: Cultural Studies in the East Asian Context, 7.