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Jang Wook Huh

Visiting Assistant Professor
Office:  515 Clemens Hall
Phone number:  (716) 645-0703
E-mail:  jwhuh@buffalo.edu

Works in Progress

“Imagining a Black Pacific: Dispossession in Afro-Korean Literary Encounters.” This book-in-progress examines the literary and cultural interactions between African Americans and Koreans from the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries.

Current Courses

Fall 2016

Eng 271 African American Literature

MWF         1:00 - 1:50

Reg. No. 24186

Eng 346 Comparative Ethnic Literatures

MWF         3:00 - 3:50

Reg. No. 23457

Selected Publications

  • “Beyond Afro-Orientalism: Langston Hughes, Koreans, and the Poetics of Overlapping Dispossessions” (forthcoming in Comparative Literature
  • “Josephine Baker Meets a Korean Housewife: Narrative Cartoons, Women’s Labor, and the Circulation of Modern Fetish” (forthcoming in Literature Compass)  

Awards and Fellowships

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined), Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, University of Virginia, 2014-2016
  • Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies, 2013-2014
  • Social Science Research Council (SSRC)-International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF), Social Science Research Council, 2012-2013
  • CLIR/Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources, Council on Library & Information Resources, 2012-2013