June Hee Chung is Associate 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.