Youmi Jung is a doctoral candidate in English at Texas A&M University, and she is currently in her fifth year, avidly writing her dissertation titled “Lady Libertines and Female Freethinkers in Early Modern English Drama and Society.” She traces female libertine celebrity performances on stage and on page by looking at plays, portraits, lampoons, satires, and secret histories of the late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century England. She has worked with special collections on the subject in the Houghton Library, Folger Shakespeare Library and the Beinecke Library, to name a few, with archival research supports and grants.
- 18th and 19th Century British Literature and Culture
- Early Modern Studies
- Gender and Sexuality Studies
- “Jim Harner’s Generations of Influence.” Multicultural Shakespeare. 2018. (forthcoming)
- “#SorryNotSorry: Unapologetic Performance of ‘Nasty’ Mary Carleton in Life and Fiction.”Journal of Medieval and Early Modern English Studies, vol. 28, no. 2, 2018, pp. 289-303.
- Graduate Research Fellowship 2016
- Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, Texas A&M University
- Grant-in-aid for Spring 2016 Symposium “Shakespeare’s Theatrical Documents” 2016 Folger Shakespeare Library
- Kelsey Fellowship 2015-2016 Cushing Memorial Library & Archives, Texas A&M University
- “When Your Lover Is Also Your Pimp And Your Wingman: Cross-dressing Female Libertine in Thomas Southerne’s _Sir Anthony Love: or, The Rambling Lady_.” 49th American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting. 22-25 March 2018. Orlando, FL.
- “Sorry Not Sorry: Curious Apologies of Mary Carleton and Female Resistance.” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting. 16-18 November 2017. Baltimore, MD.
- “All about Scandalous Gossips and Paintings: Libertine Performance of Lady Castlemaine and Duchess of Portsmouth.” 48th American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting. 30 March-2 April 2017. Minneapolis, MN.