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Min Young Lee, PhD

Adjunct Lecturer of English

After completing his graduate studies and island hopping from England to Hawai'i, Min Young is grateful to make something of a homecoming back to San Diego having been away for ten years. From literary history to contemporary British literature, his academic area of interest is focused on British and American travel writing as a cross-comparative historical and cultural study. Tracing the lineage of the récit de voyage, while questioning the artificially constructed concept of a genre, his research explores the trans-Atlantic dialogue between Anglo and North American texts. Reflective of his scholarly interests, he has presented papers in international conferences on early-modern mythopoeia in Richard Hakluyt's The Principal Navigation and The Voyage of Madoc, as well as performance in modern travel literature employing intertexuality. Moreover, he has delivered papers on postmodernism and Marxist readings of contemporary literary travel. Outside of academic passions, he's an avid but deeply frustrated pianist.