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June Chung

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  • Professor and Director of the Literature & Publishing Graduate Program in English
  • Ph.D.​
  • English; Global Asian Studies
  • Faculty
  • 773.325.4089
  • Arts and Letters Hall 312-11

June Hee Chung is Professor of English at DePaul University who specializes in late-nineteenth to early-twentieth century American literature through the lens of economic and class history. She received her BA from Harvard-Radcliffe College and an MA in Economics from Stanford University before earning her doctorate in English at the University of California, Los Angeles. She also trained with the Directors Guild of America to become an assistant director in cinema and television.

Dr. Chung’s research interests explore the intersections between business, literature, and media and technology. A specialist in the writings of Henry James, she has published essays on James’s fiction, advertising, and the visual arts for American Literature and on money-class issues for Henry James in Context (Oxford University Press). In addition, with an interest in the links between transnationalism and aesthetics, she has published on the topic of American Orientalism and material culture for Studies in American Fiction. Dr. Chung is presently revising a book manuscript titled Commercial Cosmopolitanism: Henry James and the Media Arts of Modernity and is completing a book about Decorative Orientalism in Early-Twentieth Century American Women’s Fiction.

Courses that she has taught include: Early-Twentieth Century American Women’s Literature; Media and Technology in American Literature; and Henry James, Edith Wharton, and the American Girl.