Caroline Kyungah Hong

Caroline Kyungah Hong
Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Klapper Hall, Rooms 604 and 636

CV (updated May 2016)

Research and Teaching Interests

Asian American literature and culture, comedy and satire, race and popular culture (especially comics/graphic narratives, film, TV, and the web), critical race and ethnic studies, gender and sexuality studies, American studies

Recent Classes Taught

English 162W: Literature and Place: “Asian America”
English 170W: Introduction to Literary Studies
English 254: American Literature Survey II
English 326: Women Writers of Color
English 369: Asian American Literature
English 390: Comedy and Satire
English 391W: Senior Seminar: Asian American Comedy
English 391W: Senior Seminar: Asian Americans in Popular Culture
English 395W: Seminar: Graphic Narratives
English 681: Asian American Literatures of the 21st Century
English 781: Where Are You Really From? Literatures of “Asian America”
English 781: Laughing Matters: Asian American Comedy and Humor
Honors 125: The Arts in New York City

Book Project

Funny Asians: Comedy and Humor in Asian American Literary and Popular Culture (manuscript under review)


Articles and Book Chapters

“Teaching History through and as Asian/American Popular Culture in Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers and Saints.” Redrawing the Historical Past: History, Memory, and Multi-Ethnic Graphic Narrative. Ed. Martha J. Cutter and Cathy J. Schlund-Vials. Athens: University of Georgia Press, forthcoming 2016/2017.

“Disorienting the Vietnam War: GB Tran’s Vietnamerica as Transnational and Transhistorical Graphic Memoir.” Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies 5 (2014), http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/aaldp/vol5/iss/4/.

Coauthored with Shirley Geok-lin Lim and Sharon Tang-Quan. “’You Should Not Be Invisible’: An Interview with Mitsuye Yamada.” Contemporary Women’s Writing 7.2 (2013), http://cww.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/08/24/cww.vpt016.

Coauthored with Anne Cong-Huyen. “Teaching Asian American Graphic Narratives in a ‘Post-Race’ Era.” Teaching Comics and Graphic Narratives: Essays on Theory, Strategy and Practice. Ed. Lan Dong. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012.

“The Networks of Transnational American Studies.” Journal of Transnational American Studies 3.1 (2011), http://escholarship.org/uc/item/1bm7f5qq.

Coauthored with Shirley Geok-lin Lim. “Introduction: The Postmodern Dilemma for Life Writing: Hybridizing Hyphens.” “Mixed Race, Hybrid, Transnational: Writing Lives in National and Global Frames.” Special issue of Life Writing 4.1 (2007): 3–9.

Reviews and Notes

Review of David Gillota’s Ethnic Humor in Multiethnic America. Studies in American Humor 29 (2014): 109–11.

“Asian American Comedy and Humor” and “Margaret Cho” sidebar; “Asian Americans on Television” and “Connie Chung” sidebar; and “Asian Americans on the Web” and “Angry Asian Man” sidebar. Asian American Culture: From Anime to Tiger Moms. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2016.

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