Associate Professor of World Literature
Kelly S. Walsh is an associate professor of world literature at Underwood International College, where he teaches courses in European and American literature and Theory. He has written articles on modernist literature, Park Taewon, Shakespeare, and pedagogy, and has translated several texts on the history of psychotherapy. His current research interests include European and American modernism, Cormac McCarthy, the sublime, and Korean literature of the colonial period.
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of Washington (2009)
M.A. Comparative Literature, University of Washington (2004)
B.A. English Literature, History, Willamette University (2000)
Courses and Current Research Areas
Underwood International College (& Yonsei International Summer School)
UIC 1351: English and American Literature: The Novel (Spring 2012)
UIC 1301: Modern European Literature: Modern European Drama (Spring 2012)
UIC 3569: Literature and Psychoanalysis (Autumn 2011)
UIC 3566: Modernist Poetry and Its Theory (Autumn 2011)
YISS English and American Literature: The Imaginative Tradition (Summer 2011)
YISS Comparative Literature: War, Terror, Revolution, and Apocalypse (Summer 2011)
UIC 3562: Literary Theory and Criticism: From Plato to “Plato’s Pharmacy” (Spring 2011)
UIC 3558: Literatures of the American South (Spring 2011)
UIC 1401: World Literature: Comparative Literature: Modern European Literature: Alienation, Disillusionment and Despair (Spring 2011)
UIC 1351: World Literature: English and American Literature: The Imaginative Tradition (Autumn 2010)
UIC 1401: World Literature: Comparative Literature: Colonial and Postcolonial Narratives (Autumn 2010)
UIC 3554: Purloining Poe: Edgar Allan Poe and His Legacy (Autumn 2010)
YISS English and American Literature: Anglo-American Modernism (Summer 2010)
YISS Comparative Literature: The Tragic Mode (Sumer 2010)
UIC 1351: World Literature: English and American Literature: Nineteenth Century British and American Literature (Spring 2010)
UIC 1401: World Literature: Comparative Literature: War, Terror, Revolution, and Apocalypse (Spring 2010)
UIC 3550: Twentieth Century Irish Literature (Spring 2010)
UIC 1351: World Literature: English and American Literature: Anglo-American Modernism (Autumn 2009)
UIC 1401: World Literature: Comparative Literature: The Tragic Mode (Autumn 2009)
Articles and Essays:
"Accommodating the Mess: Beckett, 'wordshit,' and 'the issueless predicament of existence'." Comparative Literature (The Korea Comparative Literature Assocation), Vol. 59, February 2013.
"Finitude, Death, and Play in Faulkner's As I Lay Dying." American Fiction Studies (The American Fiction Association of Korea), Vol. 19, No. 2, Summer 2012.
"Bridging Disappointment: Pak Taewon's Kubo and James Joyce's Ulysses." Seoul Journal of Korean Studies, Vol. 25, No. 1, June 2012.
“The ‘Modernology’of Pak Tae-won: Glimpses of 1930s Seoul.” Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context, Vol. 5, Winter 2011
“Of Mere Reading: ‘the difficulty of what (it) is to be’ and Other Notes.” Korean Association of General Education, Vol. 5, No. 2, December 2011.
“Eating on the Insane Root: The Uncanny and the Sublime in Shakespeare’s Macbeth.” Shakespeare Review (The Shakespeare Association of Korea), Vol. 47, No. 2, Summer 2011.
“The Unbearable Openness of Death: Elegies of Rilke and Woolf.” Journal of Modern Literature, Vol. 32, No. 4, Summer 2009.
Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen and Sonu Shamdasani (in collaboration with the authors): The Freud Files (Le Dossier Freud: Enquête sur l’Histoire de la Psychanalyse). Cambridge University Press, December 2011.
Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen: "Psychotherapy Today" (“La Psychothérapie, hier et aujourd’hui”) and "Therapy Users and Disease Mongers" (“Usagers de thérapies et producteurs de maladies”) in Making Minds and Madness (Chapters 12 and 13). Cambridge University Press, May 2009.
Lecia Rosenthal, Mourning Modernism: Literature, Catastrophe, and the Politics of Consolation Woolf Studies Annual, Vol. 19, 2013.