Dr. Sowon S Park specializes in British Modernism, Political Fiction, World Literature, and the relationship between Literature and other forms of knowledge, in particular Cognitive Neuroscience.
Before coming to UCSB, she was Lecturer in English at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Her previous academic appointments were at Cambridge University and Ewha University, Seoul. She has also held visiting appointments at UCSD and ZFL, Geisteswissenschaftliche Zentren, Berlin.
She is currently co-Investigator of the AHRC funded “Prismatic Translation’ project (http://www.creativeml.ox.ac.uk/research/prismatic-translation) and the convenor of the Unconscious Memory Network (http://um.english.ucsb.edu).
Her latest publication is 'Scriptworlds' in The Cambridge Companion to World Literature (CUP Oct 2018). She is the author of over 40 academic papers which have appeared inThe Review of English Studies, MLQ, ELT, European Review, Arcadia, The Journal of World Literature, Neohelicon, Women: a Cultural Review, Comparative Critical Studies and others.
- British Modernism
- Political Fiction
- World Literature
- Neurocognitive literary criticism
- Script and translation