Jean Hyemin Kim

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Academic Interests

(Jean) Hyemin Kim (they/them) holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from SUNY Buffalo with a specialization in poetics. Their research centers around non/human mythopoetics and queer aesthetics in twentieth- and twenty-first-century artists’ literature, books, and cinema. In that direction, they recently published a commissioned essay on Stan VanDerBeek’s computer-aided 16mm film series Poemfield (1967–1971). Also, their essay on posthumanity in João Pedro Rodrigues’s film, The Ornithologist (2016), will be published by Edinburgh University Press in late 2020. In addition, they are writing manuscripts on the intersection of poetry and cinema. Hyemin Kim currently teaches in the English Department at Baruch, CUNY.

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