University of Minnesota
Asian Languages & Literature
all@umn.edu
612-625-6534


Asian Languages and Literature.

Travis Workman

612/624-3827
Asian Languages/Literatures 220N Folwell Hall 9 Pleasant Street SE

Department Affiliations


Specialties

  • Korean and Japanese literature, film, and intellectual history

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: East Asian Literature, Cornell University, 2008.

Publications

  • "Parodies of Realism at the Margins of SF: Sin Sang-ok's Pulgasari and Jang Jun-hwan's Save the Green Planet." In Simultaneous Worlds: Global Science Fiction Cinema, edited by Jennifer Feeley and Sarah Wells. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015.
  • "Stepping into the Newsreel: Melodrama and Mobilization in Colonial Korean Film." Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review 3.1 (2014).
  • "The Partisan, the Worker, and the Hidden Hero: Popular Icons in North Korean Film." The Korean Popular Culture Reader, edited by Kyung Hyun Kim and Youngmin Choe, 145-167. Durham, N.C.: Duke UP, 2014.
  • "So In-sik's Communism and the East Asian Community." positions: asia critique 21:1 (2013): 133-160.
  • "Locating Translation: On the Question of Japanophone Literature." PMLA 126.3 (2011): 701-708.

Courses Taught

  • ALL 1910W Ideas of Culture in East Asian Studies
  • ALL 3536 Modern Korean Literature
  • ALL 3556 Korean Film
  • ALL 3586 North Korea (DPRK): History, Literature, Film
  • ALL 8001 Critical Approaches to Asian Literary and Cultural Studies. Topic: The Colonial Construction of Asia and the West
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