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Josephine Park

School of Arts and Sciences President's Distinguished Professor of English


Fisher-Bennett Hall 318

Office Hours

fall 2023

Tuesdays 9-11am, on Zoom:

Josephine Nock-Hee Park is a member of the faculty steering committee of the Asian American Studies Program and the executive committee of the Kim Center for Korean Studies. She specializes in modern and contemporary American literature and culture, with an emphasis on American poetry and Asian American literature. She is the author of Apparitions of Asia: Modernist Form and Asian American Poetics (Oxford 2008), which reads a modern history of American literary alliances with East Asia and was awarded the Literary Book Award by the Association for Asian American Studies, and Cold War Friendships: Korea, Vietnam, and Asian American Literature (Oxford 2016), which examines Asian American subjectivities shaped by wartime alliances in Korea and Vietnam, as well as an exploratory short book titled Theresa Hak Kyung Cha in Black and White (Cambridge Elements 2023). She is the co-editor of Asian American Literature in Transition, 1930-1965 (Cambridge 2021), with Victor Bascara, and Ezra Pound in the Present: Essays on Pound's Contemporaneity (Bloomsbury 2016), with Paul Stasi. She has served on the editorial boards of American Literature, The Journal of Asian American StudiesPMLA, and Verge: Studies in Global Asias.



News & Events


Doctoral Dissertations Chaired


Devin William Daniels "Informatic States: Administration, Identity, and Surveillance in the U.S. Novel, 1940–1977"
Knar Gavin "'Fend for Meaningful Speech:' Matters of Social Fact in Post-9/11 Documentary Poetry"


Elias Rodriques "Falling Out of History: Gender in Representations of Police Violence in Post-45 African-American Novels"


Hao Jun Tam (Howie) "Rewriting Vietnam: Forms of Nationhood in Diasporic Literature"


Kalyan Nadiminti "Difficult Work: The Politics of Counter-Professionalism in Post-1945 Transnational American Fiction"


Ashley Chang "Sensing Sounding: Close Listening to Experimental Asian American Poetry"


A. Yumi Lee "Someone Else's War: Korea and the Post-1945 U.S. Racial Order "


Jeehyun Lim "Between Foreigners and Citizens: Bilinguals in Asian American and Latino Literature, 1960–2000"

Courses Taught

fall 2024

fall 2023

ENGL 7785.301 Cold War Cultures  
ENGL 8000.301 Pedagogy  

spring 2023

ENGL 1800.001 Lyric Form  

spring 2021

ENGL 288.301 The American Line  

fall 2019

ENGL 072.401 Asian-American Literature  

spring 2018

ENGL 388.301 American Modernist Poetry  

fall 2017

ENGL 072.401 Asian American Literature  
ENGL 800.301 Pedagogy  

fall 2016

ENGL 069.001 Poetry and Poetics  
ENGL 072.401 Asian-American Literature  

spring 2016

ENGL 072.401 Asian-American Literature  

fall 2015

ENGL 088.001 American Poetry  
ENGL 799.301 1950s America  

spring 2015

ENGL 016.301 Modern American Poetry  

fall 2014

ENGL 272.401 The Asian American Subject  

spring 2014

ENGL 272.401 War and Asian America  
ENGL 288.301 The American Line  

fall 2013

ENGL 104.401 The Twentieth Century  

spring 2013

fall 2012

ENGL 799.301 Cold War America  

spring 2012

fall 2011

ENGL 088.001 American Poetry  
ENGL 600.301 Proseminar  

spring 2010

fall 2009

spring 2009

ENGL 104.001 The 20th Century  
ENGL 800.302 Pedagogy  

fall 2008

spring 2008

ENGL 016.301 Modern American Poetry  

fall 2007

spring 2006

ENGL 272.401 Race and Asian America  

fall 2005

ENGL 104.401 20th Century  

spring 2005

fall 2004

ENGL 062.001 20th Century Poetry canceled  
ENGL 104.401 20th Century  
ENGL 272.401 The Asian American Subject  

spring 2004

ENGL 104.401 The Twentieth Century  

fall 2003

ENGL 210.401 Modernism and the Orient