Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff


Kim

Susan M. Kim

Associate Professor

Office Address: STV 420 E
Office Phone: (309) 438-7269
Office Hours: W 2-3
Email: Contact Susan Kim (smkim2)
Website: Visit Susan Kim’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Teaching Interests:
Old English Language and Literature, Medieval Literature, History of the English Language
Research Interests:
Old English Language and Literature, Medieval Literature, History of the English Language
Education:
University of Chicago, PhD 1996
University of Chicago, MA 1986
Yale University, BA 1985
Selected Publications:

 

“‘If One Who Is Loved Is Not Present, A Letter May be Embraced Instead’:  Death and the Letter of Alexander to Aristotle.”  Journal of English and Germanic Philology.  109:1 (Jan. 2010).

 

“Monsters and the Exotic in Early Medieval England.”  With Asa Simon Mittman.  Literature Compass.  5 (Dec. 2008).

 

 

“The Exposed Body and the Gendered Blemmye:  Reading the Wonders of the East.”  With Asa Simon Mittman.  Sexuality in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, ed. Albrecht Classen. Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture vol. 3.  Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2008.

 

“Fighting in Public:  Approaches to Team-Teaching HEL and Bridging English Studies.”  With K. Aaron Smith.  Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching 15.2 (Fall 2008). 

 

“‘As I Once Did With Grendel’:  Boasting and Nostalgia in Beowulf.”  Modern Philology 103.1 (August 2005):  4-27.

 

 

“The Donestre and the Person of Both Sexes.” Naked Before God:  Uncovering the Body in Anglo-Saxon England.  Ed. Benjamin Withers and Jonathan Wilcox.  Morgantown:  West Virginia University Press, 2003. 

 

 

“Bloody Signs: Circumcision and Pregnancy in the Old English Judith.” Exemplaria 11.2 (fall 1999).

 "Man-Eating Monsters and Ants as Big as Dogs.” Animals and the Symbolic in Medieval Art and Literature. Ed. Luuk Houwen. Groningen: Egbert Forsten, 1997.

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