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College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty and Staff

Seulghee Lee

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: English
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-4203
Office: HUO 320
Resources: English Language and Literature
African American Studies
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Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (2014)
B.A., Williams College (2007)

Areas of Specialization

    African American Literature
    Blackness / Anti-Blackness
    Asian American Literature
    Race / Gender / Sexuality

Recently Taught Courses

    Introduction to African American Studies (Fall 2018)
    African American Literature Since 1903 (Fall 2018)
    Minority Affect (graduate seminar) (Spring 2018)
    Black Feminist Theory (Spring 2018)
    American Literature (Fall 2017)
    Black / Humor (Fall 2017)

Current Research Projects

    "Other Lovings": Abjection, Love Bonds, and the Queering of Race
    Utopian Essence: Positive Affect and Heuristic Optimism in Black and Yellow


    "'Exotic Fagdom': The Baraka of Surplus Love in a Transnational Context." In Ethnic Literatures and Transnationalism: Critical Imaginaries for a Global Age, edited by Aparajita Nanda, 69-82. New York: Routledge, 2015.
    "Ecstatic Blackness." Lute & Drum, No. 2. May 2015.

Selected Conference Papers

    "Black Adornment / Black Adorno: Anti-Blackness as Negative Dialectics." Seminar: "The Aesthetics of Excess: Baroques, Blackness, and the Will to Adorn." American Comparative Literature Association. March 2018.
    "Inaugurating the Undercommons: Amiri Baraka, Raced Affect, and Black Studies." Comparative Literature conference at the University of South Carolina: "1968 in Global Perspectives." February 2018.
    "Feeling Yellow Flesh in Fanon." Caribbean Philosophical Association. June 2017.
    "Critical Moodiness in/as Blackness." Seminar: "Black Affect and Minor Feelings." Affect Theory Conference at Millersville University: "Worldings, Tensions, Futures." October 2015.
    "Audre Lorde's Technologies of the Flesh." Caribbean Philosophical Association. June 2015. (Awarded the Anna Julia Cooper Prize for best paper by a beginning scholar.)
    "Raciality in/as Positive Affect: Gallimard’s Love-Being in M. Butterfly." Studies in Sexualities Initiative symposium at Emory University: "Race, Indigeneity, Affect." January 2015.