Nayoung Aimee Kwon

Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Korean and Japanese Cultural Studies

-- Duke University
HWL Affiliation: Emerging Network

Nayoung Aimee Kwon is Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Korean and Japanese Cultural Studies in the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Women’s Studies, and the Program in the Art of the Moving Image.

Her recent book, Translating Empires: the Conundrum of Modernity and Collaboration in Korea and Japan, examines the broader problem of colonial/modern and postcolonial contestations in East Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. The issue is examined through the rise and repression of Japanese-language writings and translations by the colonized and their controversial postcolonial legacies. She is also working on a project on the question of absence and presence in trans-Pacific imaginations between Asia and America. Her research and teaching interests include transcultural coproductions (literature, film, theater) in Asia; transnational literary and filmic exchanges; theories of empire, translation, and postcoloniality; global and trans-Pacific migrations; and cultural flows. She is also a translator of Korean and Japanese literature into English.

Projects

Emerging Networks
2013-2014
Emerging Networks
2015-2016

Highlights

Conflict Modeling and Games Seminar Series
-- Aug 29 2016
The aim of the year-long interdisciplinary seminar series Conflict Modeling and Games is two-fold: first, to examine how various fields in the humanities and beyond have conceptualized conflicts and... Read More

Events

Conflict Modeling and Games: Introduction
-- Sep 22 2016 - 6:00pm
The first event in this year-long seminar series is an introduction and general meeting. The series will offer discussions of the ways that the humanities and other disciplines have conceptualized... Read More
Conflict Modeling and Games: Conflict, Peace Building and Development Simulation
-- Oct 20 2016 - 6:00pm
Rex Brynen (McGill University) is the guest for an evening of discussion, analysis, and game play, part of a year-long seminar series.
Conflict Modeling and Games: Anja van der Hulst
-- Oct 27 2016 - 6:00pm
Academic and serious game designer Anja van der Hulst (University of Amsterdam, TNO research group) is the guest for an evening of discussion, analysis, and game play, part of a year-long seminar... Read More
Conflict Modeling and Games: Nicholas Pilarski
-- Dec 1 2016 - 6:00pm
Nicholas Pilarski, an award-winning filmmaker currently working on a VR documentary about inner city conflict, is the guest for an evening of discussion, analysis, and game play, part of a year-long... Read More