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Jeong Oh Kim

Senior Lecturer

Jeong-Oh Kim teaches as a lecturer at Vanderbilt University, where he studied the histories and theories of geography and their application to nineteenth-century British literature. He completed his doctoral dissertation entitled A Sense of Place and the Uncertainty of the Self and has been working on a book project tentatively entitled Romantic Thresholds. This work is part of a larger exploration of geography and cartography that increasingly concerns scholars of 18th and 19th century across a range of fields. He has published on space in poetry and the novel and has presented at a wide range of international conferences. He was the recipient of a Mellon Foundation fellowship and provided a professional service to the Modern Language Association as a Delegate Assembly. As a future humanist interested in contributing to the English-speaking world, he intelligently absorbs Anglo-American literary culture and re-interprets it for scholars and students of diverse nationalities and disciplines. His recent essay, “‘Happiest Find is a Green Spot’ mid Wastes’: A Sense of Place in William Wordsworth’s Salisbury Plain poems,” which is currently under submission, calls attention to a geographic turn in literary studies. He is currently enjoying his role of VUceptor to make the intellectual community of Vanderbilt a far better and more vibrant place for all.