Yoojung Choi is a Ph.D. candidate. Her research interest centers around eighteenth-century British women writers, travel literature, authorship, and bodily labor. In her dissertation titled “Women Writers and Travel Literature in the Long Eighteenth Century,” she seeks to recover the experiences of women’s travels with the improved transportation technology and elucidates on how their increased mobility led to more diverse representations of female travelers in literature. Her research focuses on the works by Delarivier Manley, Mary Davys, Penelope Aubin, Jane Barker, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and so on.
- 18th and 19th Century British Literature and Culture
- Digital Humanities
- Early Modern Studies
- Gender and Sexuality Studies
- History of the Book and Textual Studies
- D.W. Smith Research Fellowship, Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 2018
- National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Award “Shakespeare Without Fear: Teaching the Plays” 2018
- Folger Institute Symposium Award “The Embodied Senses” 2017
- Dr. William Barzak Memorial Award in Sixteenth- or Seventeenth-century Literature, Department of English, Texas A&M. 2018
- Kelsey Fellow, Cushing Memorial Library & Archives. Spring 2018
- Stanley Archer Award in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, Department of English, Texas A&M. 2017.
- “Selling Wonders: Penelope Aubin’s Traveling Heroines and Transcultural Encounters,” Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Niagara Falls, Ontario. October 2018.
- “Woman’s Grand Tour in Lady Mary Wortley Montagu’s Letters,” British Women Writers Conference. Austin, TX. Apr 2018.
- “By Horse or Stage-Coach: Female Solo Travelers in Delariviere Manley’s A Stage-Coach Journey to Exeter and Mary Davys’s The Merry Wanderer,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Orlando, FL. Mar 2018.