Welcome to your weekly UIC English grad student news digest.
Vicki Bolf, Graduate Studies Program Coordinator
Meet the 2021 Cohort!
For the rest of the summer, we'll be introducing a few of the Fall 2021 cohort every week.
Keeley Harper was born and raised in southern Illinois. She currently resides in Knoxville, Tennessee, with her partner and their two cats, Mungojerrie and Prufrock. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in English at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2016. In 2018, she received her Master of Arts in English from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she served as a Graduate Teaching Associate teaching first-year writing.
Working at the intersections of modernism, phenomenology, and feminist theory, her research aims to establish a dialogue between female subjectivity, consciousness, and the modernist inclination toward interiority and alienation—framing the modernist crisis of representation as not simply an issue of artistic representation, but an issue of intersubjectivity and lived experience. Other areas of interest include post-modernism and critical theory.
Seunghyun Shin, who is only known as Shin to most of North Americans, is from the countryside area of Korea. His previous majors include computer engineering, general surgery, forensics, music composition, and guitar. In addition, as a veteran who still works in military discipline, he is occasionally found either running on the street or working out in a gym by his students and colleagues. As a nomad, veteran, philanthropist, and a teacher, his goal is to be a good man.
Shin completed his BA in English at University at Albany, SUNY and taught an introductory course for freshmen as a MA student at the University of Vermont for two years. His research interests include Modernism, Postmodernism, Black arts, 20th-century American literature, critical theory, poetry, and music history.
[Ed. Note: The drawing of Shin below is a self-portrait from 2008.]