Seo-Young Chu

Associate Professor

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Research Interests

Seo-Young Chu (she/her) is a queer disabled cyborg of mostly Korean descent. Her publications include “Free Indirect Suicide: An Unfinished Fugue In H Minor” (The Rumpus), Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep? A Science-Fictional Theory of Representation (Harvard UP), “A Refuge for Jae-in Doe: Fugues in the Key of English Major” (Entropy), and “I, Stereotype: Detained in the Uncanny Valley” (Techno-Orientalism: Imagining Asia in Speculative Fiction, History, and Media, Rutgers UP). Her work has been listed among “Notable Essays & Literary Nonfiction” in The Best American Essays 2020 and anthologized in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018, Best American Experimental Writing 2020, and Advanced Creative Nonfiction. Her current works-in-progress include a design-fictional memoir, a collection of Korean American sonnets, and a video essay on audio descriptions and anti-Asian violence. She teaches in the English Department at Queens College, CUNY.

Teaching Interests

Courses taught include Theory, Poetry, Science Fiction, Introduction to Literary Study, Global Literatures in English, Theorizing Popular Culture, Genre, History of Literary Criticism, Asian American Literature, Science Fiction and Lyric Poetry, Transnational Literature, The Korean DMZ and Its Others.

Selected Publications

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