• Joey S. Kim (she/her) is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Toledo. She researches and teaches global Anglophone literature with a focus on 18th- and 19th-century poetics and aesthetics. Her first book, Romanticism and the Poetics of Orientation (Edinburgh UP 2023), identifies a new mode of cultural production, what she deems a “poetics of orientation,” in nineteenth-century transatlantic literature. This “poetics of orientation” roots the self-formation of the poetic subject in forms of cultural difference. In addition to nineteenth-century topics, she also works on global Asian culture and multiethnic U.S. literatures. Her next book project, "The Yellow Nineteenth Century," traces Asian North American culture through print culture and newspapers in the postbellum period. Her research has been supported by the NEH, the American Antiquarian Society, the Boston Athenaeum, the Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, and others. She has published work in Essays in Romanticism, LA Review of Books, Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, Asian American Literature, Discourses, & PedagogiesAmerican PeriodicalsPleiades: Literature in Context, The Keats-Shelley ReviewThe Keats-Shelley Journal, Shondaland, The Journal of Global Postcolonial Studies, and elsewhere. Her poetry has been nominated for a 2020 Pushcart Prize. Her award-winning debut book of poems, Body Facts, was released by Diode Editions on June 15, 2021.

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  • Joey  S. Kim


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