Ery Shin

Ery Shin

About

B.A., Princeton University, English Literature, 2008
M.A., University of Oxford, English Literature, 2010
Ph.D., University of Oxford, English Literature, 2014

BIOGRAPHY

Coming to Stanford after teaching at Eureka College and Rutgers University, Ery Shin specializes in modernism and avant-garde practices, with leading interests in gender-sexuality criticism, art history, and phenomenology. She is currently finalizing a book on Gertrude Stein’s surrealist gestures set against the backdrop of WWII (under review), and working on her second: Sade for the Twenty-First Century. It seeks to give an account of why the Marquis de Sade may be more relevant than ever in an age grown wary of human touch given the mounting number of highly publicized rape and domestic violence cases. More specifically, this study ponders how the art of early modern blasphemy can illuminate present-day debates concerning consent and coercion by bringing Sade’s rhetoric to bear on works of modernist literature, pornography, queer theory, comic art, and journalism. Separate essays, meanwhile, can be found in Modern Language Studies, Texas Studies in Literature and Language, and the Journal of Modern Literature. She is also writing a novel about contemporary life in Seoul under the shadow of war.