Melissa Karp

PhD Student in Literature 2018-Present
My main research interests center on memory studies and literatures of mass violence. I work primarily on French and Korean 20th century literatures, with a focus on periods of colonization and occupation. I am specifically interested in questions of complicity and collaboration, and the ways that the figure of the collaborator is represented in and imagined through national literatures and memory cultures. I am also interested in museum and memorial studies.

Before coming to Duke, I completed an undergraduate honors thesis that examined the intellectual collaborator in French and Korean 1940s literatures as an exception to binary trauma discourses of perpetrator and victim.

Educational Background
Bachelor of Arts, 2018
Comparative Literature, Honors
East Asian Studies
Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH, USA)

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