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Ery Shin

Ery Shin

Assistant Professor


Joining the University of Southern Mississippi’s faculty after teaching at Stanford University, Eureka College, and Rutgers University, Ery Shin specializes in modernism and avant-garde practices. Her first book, Gertrude Stein’s Surrealist Years (forthcoming from the University of Alabama Press), traces Stein’s later experimental gestures and their philosophical implications within Hitler’s Europe. Her current monograph project, Sade for the Twenty-First Century, ponders how the art of early modern blasphemy can illuminate present-day debates concerning consent and coercion. Separate essays, meanwhile, have appeared in Modern Language Studies, Texas Studies in Literature and Language, and the Journal of Modern Literature.

  • PHD - University of Oxford (2014)
  • MA - University of Oxford (2010)
  • BA - Princeton University (2008)

ENG 644: Queer Theory
ENG 400/589: An Introduction to Modernism
ENG 413: Survey of the Modern Novel
ENG 410: Studies in Ethnic Literature
ENG 371: American Literature II (1865-present)
ENG 203: World Literature

  • Gertrude Stein's Surrealist Years, 2020
  • “Lee Byeong-Il’s 1941 Retelling of The Story of Chunhyang”, Literature/Film Quarterly, 2019
  • “What Masochism means to High-risk Romantics: Reading Nightwood”, Modern Language Studies, 2018
  • “The Pleasures of Solipsism for Writers and Philosophers”, Literary Studies and the Philosophy of Literature: New Interdisciplinary Directions, 2016
  • “The Apocalypse for Barnes”, Texas Studies in Literature and Language , 2015
  • “Djuna Barnes, History’s Elsewhere, and the Transgender”, Journal of Modern Literature, 2014
  • “Gertrude Stein’s Queer America”, Assembling Identities, 2014

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Areas of Expertise

Modernism, Gender-Sexuality Studies, Art History, Phenomenology