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  • Yeon-Soo Kim
  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. Yale University
  • Office: AB-5170
  • Office Hours: W 1:30-2:30pm or by appt.
  • Phone: 848.932.6828
  • Email: ykim@spanport.rutgers.edu

AREAS OF INTEREST
Professor Kim specializes in contemporary Spanish literature and  culture. Her monograph, The Family Album: Histories, Subjectivities and Immigration in Contemporary Spanish Culture (2005), is an original study of the family album as a critical medium through which to  reconsider the attitudes of Spanish society toward its dictatorial past and the Spanish transition to democracy.

Her forthcoming Asia and the Asians in the Contemporary Spanish Imaginary investigates the ways  in which contemporary narratives, travel writings and films make efforts to avoid exoticizing Asia and Asians and yet establish new  types of exoticism in which difference and otherness are undermined by  the Self's own cultural effacement. In order to interpret the various types of contemporary exoticism, she scrutinizes travel writings about Asia written shortly after Spain's loss of the Philippines and during Franco when Spain had no substantial contact or interest in Asia.

Kim has also published articles that analyze ethical positions in the visual and narrative representations of immigrants.

Publications

Translation and Web Localization - Miguel A. Jiménez-Crespo (2013)
Disorientations: Spanish Colonialism in Africa and the Performance of Identity - Susan Martin-Márquez
The Structure of Coordination: Conjunction and Agreement Phenomena in Spanish and Other Languages - José Camacho (2003)
Romance Linguistics 2006 - J. Camacho, N. Flores, L. Sánchez, V. Déprez and M. Cabrera (eds) (2007)
Information Structure in Languages of the Americas. J. Camacho, R. Gutiérrez-Bravo and L. Sánchez (eds) (2010)
The Family Album: Histories, Subjectivities and Immigration in Contemporary Spanish Culture.  Yeon-Soo Kim (2005)
La oralidad escrita. Sobre la reivindicación y re-inscripción del discurso oral. Jorge Marcone (1997)
Feminist Discourse and Spanish Cinema: Sight Unseen. Susan Martin-Marquez (1999)
La escritura plural e infinita: El libro de mis primos de Cristina Peri Rossi. Carlos Raúl Narváez (1991)
Vientre, manos y espíritu: hacia la construcción del sujeto femenino en el Siglo de Oro. Dámaris Otero-Torres (2000)
Quechua-Spanish Bilingualism. Interference and Convergence in Functional Categories. Liliana Sánchez (2003)
The Morphology and Syntax of Topic and Focus: Minimalist Inquiries in the Quechua Periphery. Liliana Sánchez (2010)
Photography and Writing in Latin America: Double Exposures. Marcy Schwartz (Co-edited with Mary Beth Tierney-Tello, 2006)
Voice-Overs: Translation and Latin American Literature. Marcy Schwartz (Co-edited with Daniel Balderston, 2002)
Invenciones urbanas: Ficción y ciudad latinoamericanas. Marcy Schwartz  (2010)
Writing Paris: Urban Topographies of Desire in Contemporary Latin American Fiction. Marcy Schwartz (1999)
A Game of Mirrors: The Changing Face of Ethno-racial Constructs and Language in the Americas. Thomas M. Stephens (2003)
Dictionary of Latin American Racial and Ethnic Terminology. Thomas M. Stephens (1999)
Family and Identity in Contemporary Cuban and Puerto Rican Drama. Camilla Stevens (2004)
Crowd Sourcing and Online Collaborative Translations. Miguel A. Jiménez-Crespo.

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