Ji Hyun Lee


Dissertation: Science Fiction and Trauma: The Apocalyptic Tradition since World War I explores the relationship between science fiction and the conceptualization of trauma by 1) articulating how traumatic events are at the heart of science fiction and 2) examining the entanglement between the emergence of science fiction and the development of the science of traumatic experience.

Research Focus

  • 20th- and 21st-century American and British literature
  • Literary criticism and theory
  • Trauma studies
  • Holocaust studies
  • Apocalyptic literature
  • Science fiction
  • African American literature
  • Modernism and postmodernism