Hyunyoung Cho

Hyunyoung Cho

Hyunyoung Cho

Associate Professor

Early Modern British Literature and Culture; Mobility and Family; Ecocriticism and the Late Renaissance; Plants and Insects in Early Modern Culture; Poetry and Early Modern Science

A native of South Korea, Hyunyoung Cho came to the U.S. for her graduate study, and earned her Ph.D. in English literature at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Since spring 2014 she has been teaching at Mason’s new Korea campus, George Mason University-Korea, and is currently serving as English Program Coordinator of the campus.

Her area of specialty is early modern British literature, and combining her research interest in migration with her experience of teaching international students, she has also worked on the issues of transnational education. Her current project examines the ideas of nature and intersections of literature and science in early modern European culture.

Selected Publications

"Education of Eve in John Milton’s Paradise Lost: Criticality of Discussion and Debate," In/Outside: English Studies in Korea. 51 (2021): 275-99. [in Korean]

"John Milton's Of Education and the Humanities in College Education," Journal of Medieval and Early Modern English Studies. 28.2 (2018): 267-87. DOI:10.17054/jmemes.2018.28.2.267

" 'Homeward returning': Plebeian Romance and Naturalization of Vagrancy in John Milton's Paradise Lost." Journal of English Language and Literature. 64.1 (2018): 135-50. DOI : 10.15794/jell.2018.64.1.008

Rosenblum, K. E., D. W. Haines, and H. Cho. "Where Are We, When Are We, and Who Are We to Each Other? Connectedness and the Evolving Meanings of International Education." International Student Connectedness and Identity. Ed. Ly Thi Tran and Catherine Gomes. Singapore: Springer, 2017. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-2601-0_10

Cho, H., D. W. Haines, and K. E. Rosenblum, "Drifting Houses, Shifting Anchors: A Case of Transnational Higher Education in Korea." Global Perspectives and Local Challenges Surrounding International Student Mobility.   Ed. Krishna Bista and Charlotte Foster. Pennsylvania: IGI Global, 2016. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9746-1.ch008

Cho, H., D. W. Haines, and K. E. Rosenblum, eds. Diversity at Mason: A New Kind of International. Fairfax, VA: A George Mason University Diversity Research Group Publication, 2015. 

Grants and Fellowships

Center for Humanities Research (CHR) Summer Research Grant, George Mason University, 2022

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar, 2018.

President Research Award, George Mason University-Korea, 2018 

Courses Taught

ENGH 100 Composition for Multilingual Writers

ENGH 101 Composition

ENGH 302 Advanced Composition (f2f & online)

ENGH 201 Fairy Tales in Transatlantic Literature and Culture, from Courtly Love Poems to Maleficent 

ENGH 202 The Rise of Modern Economy and Culture, from Utopia to Robinson Crusoe

ENGH 202  Migration in Literature, Ancient and Modern

ENGH 300 The Genesis of Modern Economy and Culture

ENGH 300 Shakespeare for Our World 

KORE 311 Modern Korean Literature in Translation

ENGH 362 Global voices: Modern and Contemporary East Asian Culture

Education

Ph.D.  English, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick

M.A.  English Literature, Seoul National University (Seoul, Korea)

B.A.  English Language and Literature, Seoul National University (Seoul, Korea)

Recent Presentations

“Birds and Bugs in Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress”: Re-working Egyptian Solar Mythology in the Age of Bacon,” South Central Renaissance Conference, University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, USA, March 3 – 5, 2022.  

“Simile in Paradise Lost, Yet Once More,” The Twelfth International Milton Symposium, Palais Universitaire, Strasbourg, France, June 17-21, 2019.

“Reading Paradise Lost with Princess Sleeping Beauty as a Guide,” a public lecture, Cohosted by Sunrise Public Library and The Humanities Center, Incheon National University, Incheon, Korea, March 28, 2019 [in Korean].

“John Milton in Twenty-First Century Korea: Popular Sovereignty, Post-humanism, and Humanities Education,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA, March 22-24, 2018.

“Translating Milton, Milton’s ‘Translation’: Aeneas and Dido in Paradise Lost (1667),” The First MLA International Symposium, “Other Europes: Migrations, Translations, Transformations,” Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany, June 23-25, 2016.