Having previously lectured at Eureka College and Rutgers University, Ery Shin (PhD, University of Oxford, 2014; BA, Princeton University, 2008) specializes in modernism and avant-garde practices, with secondary interests in gender-sexuality criticism, phenomenology, art history, and East-Asian film. She is currently finishing up a book on Gertrude Stein’s surrealist gestures set against the backdrop of WWII, and beginning to plan out her next projects: a book on modernist touches within Korean colonial film; an article devoted to Severo Sarduy’s life and work, centered around his late autobiographical essay collection Christ on the Rue Jacob; and, more tentatively, a piece regarding the philosophical ties between modernism, the Beats, Language poetry, and New Narrative. To give a bit more backstory to these works in progress, all arise from either conference papers or interviews. The film survey extends from a close reading of geographical and gender cues in Lee Byeong-Il’s Spring on the Korean Peninsula, while the Sarduy feature is inspired by an interview held years ago with one of the author’s drinking buddies. The historical snapshot of New Narrative’s literary influences, finally, is indebted to a paper that will be presented at UC Berkeley’s “Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today” this October.