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Margaret Kim
Office_Hour : Tue 13:30-15:30 or by appointment
Tel : (03) 5715131 ext. 34396
E-mail : Kim@mx.nthu.edu.tw
Office : HSS A510
Highest degree : Ph.D. in English and American Literature and Language, Harvard University
Job title : Associate Professor
Courses taught : Bibliography and Research Method (graduate); Medieval Romance (graduate); Chaucer (graduate); Medieval Travel Writings (graduate); Medieval Literature and Historical Contexts (graduate); Critical Theoretical Approaches to Medieval Literature (graduate); War in the Middle Ages (graduate); English Literature Survey; Shakespeare and Historical Contexts; Chaucer; Medieval Romance; Medieval English Literature; Literary Theory; Introduction to English Studies; World Literature; Literature and Culture; Expository Writing; Senior Seminars (Medieval English Literature, Postcolonial Literature and Theory, and the Genre of the Polemic); the English Bible; the Rise of Mass Culture
Research expertise : medieval and early modern studies; English literary history; intellectual and cultural history; historiography; writing in political contexts
Journal paper summary
Entry Year Publication Author
103

2014,"Lollardy and Political Community: Vernacular Literacy, Popular Preaching, and the Transformative Influence of Lay Power.",Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture 7.2,pp279-311 (其他)

Margaret Kim

103

2014,"Globalizing Imperium: Thirteenth-Century Perspectives on the Mongols." ,Literature Compass,11,7,pp472-83 (其他)

Margaret Kim

 

Publications

  1. Journal Articles

    • "Lollardy and Political Community: Vernacular Literacy, Popular Preaching, and the Transformative Influence of Lay Power." Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture7.2(June 2014): 279-311.
    • "Globalizing Imperium: Thirteenth-Century Perspectives on the Mongols." Literature Compass 11.7 (2014): 472-483.
    • “Robert Browning and the Subject of History in ‘My Last Duchess.’” Accepted for publication and forthcoming from Fiction and Drama 23, no. 1 (2014).
    • “ ‘Atheism’ in Late Medieval Travel Writings.” Bridging the Medieval-Modern Divide: Medieval Themes in the World of the Reformation. Ed. James Muldoon. Ashgate, 2013.
    • “Polyandry and the Travels of Marco Polo: Beyond the Ethnography of the Patriarchal Household.” Feminist Studies in English Literature 20, no. 3 (2012): 217–45.
    • “The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela, Lost Israelites, and Vanishing Indians: Trans-Atlantic English Reception of the Medieval Past in the Seventeenth Century,” EurAmerica 40, no. 1 (2010): 103–31.
    • “Poverty as the Politics of Transcendence in Piers Plowman.” NTU Studies in Language and Literature 22 (2009): 31–56.
    • “The Politics of Consuming Worldly Goods: Negotiating Christian Discipline and Feudal Power in Piers Plowman.” Tradition 59 (2004): 339–68.
    • “Hunger, Need, and the Politics of Poverty in Piers Plowman.” Yearbook of Langland Studies 16 (2002): 131–68.
    • “Invisible Man, Oral Culture, and Postmodernism.” EurAmerica 30, no. 1 (2000): 1–34.
  2. Book Chapters

    • Piers Plowman and Social Protest: Poor People and the Political Community in Late Medieval England (in progress)
    • “Globalizing Imperium: Thirteenth-Century Perspectives on the Mongols.” Accepted for publication and forthcoming in Literature Compass (2014).
    • “ ’Atheism’ in Late Medieval Travel Writings.” Bridging the Medieval-Modern Divide: Medieval Themes in the World of the Reformation. Ed. James Muldoon. Ashgate, (2013). pp. 65-85.
  3. Conference Papers/Proceedings

    • Forthcoming: Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) 2014 National Conference, Chicago, 16-19 April 2014: “Magic and the Popularization of the East in the Travels of Sir John Mandeville”
    • Forthcoming: Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) 2014 National Conference, Chicago, 16-19 April 2014: “Magic and the Popularization of the East in the Travels of Sir John Mandeville”
    • Forty-Eighth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 12 May 2013: “The Mongols and the Imperial State: Historical China and Medieval European Travelers’ Vision of Polity”
    • Thirty-Fourth Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire, 19 April 2013: “’Atheism’ and the Exploration of Medieval European Travelers”
    • Symposium on NSC Research Projects: Foreign Literature 2010–2011, National Cheng Chi University, 23 March 2013: “Lollardy and the Politics of Literate Practice: Community, the Vernacular, and Empowerment” (國科會外文學門99-100年度專題計畫成果發表會:會議地點:國立政治大學行政大樓:主辦單位:國科會人文處外文學門,國立政治大學英文系)
    • Twentieth Annual English and American Literature Association Conference, Fujen Catholic University, New Taipei, Taiwan, 24 November 2012: “Spectacle as Tyranny in Robert Browning’s ‘My Last Duchess’”
    • Feminisms and Queer Sexualities: Intersections in Text and Context, Twentieth Anniversary International Conference for the Korean Association for Feminist Studies in English Literature, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 8 June 2012: “The Sexuality of the Other: Polyandry in Medieval and Modern Western Ethnographical Accounts”
    • Forty-Seventh International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 11 May 2012: “The Promise of Empire: Kublai Khan and His Court in The Travels of Marco Polo”
    • Nineteenth Annual English and American Literature Association Conference, Donghwa University, Hualien, Taiwan, 12 November 2011: “Chaucer and Trauma: Motherhood, Tyranny, and the Clerk’s Tale”
    • Forty-Sixth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 12 May 2011: “Gender in Late Medieval to Early Modern Advice to Princes”
    • Eighth Biennial International Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies Conference, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 4 February, 2011: “Beyond the West: ‘Atheism” in Late Medieval to Early Modern Travel Writings”
    • 2011 MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 8 January 2011: “Mongols on the Move: Two Histories of World Domination”
    • International Medieval Congress 2010, University of Leeds, Leeds, England, 13 July 2010: “European Traveller Accounts beyond the West”
    • Forty-Fourth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 7 May 2009: “Patriarchy and the Ceremonial of Exploration: From Sexual Order to Political Community in Medieval Writings”
    • Third International Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Loci of Light and Darkness, Fujen University, Taipei, Taiwan, 25 April, 2009: “Femininity and Light in Piers Plowman C-Text”
    • Touro Synagogue, Newport, Rhode Island, 1 December 2007: “Lost Israelites, Vanishing Indians, and The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela: Reading a Medieval Hebrew Travel Account in the Seventeenth-Century English Trans-Atlantic”
    • Fellows’ Luncheon, John Carter Brown Library, Providence, Rhode Island, 28 November 2007: “Lost Israelites, Vanishing Indians, and The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tidela: Reading a Medieval Hebrew Travel Account in the Seventeenth-Century English Trans-Atlantic”
    • Forty-First International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 5 May 2006: “Mongols, the Natural Order, and the Medieval European Theory of Empire”
    • Forty-First International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 5 May 2006: “Mongols, the Natural Order, and the Medieval European Theory of Empire”
    • 2005 MLA Convention in Washington, D.C., 30 December 2005: “Medieval Travel Writing as Ethnography: Tibetan Polyandry and the Travels of Marco Polo”
    • Fortieth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 6 May 2005: “Anthropological Categorizations of Religion in the Literature of Encounter between East and West”
    • Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Science, Literature, and the Arts in the Medieval and Early Modern World, SUNY – Binghamton, 23 October 2004: “The Humanity of the Other in the Early Modern New World”
    • Thirty-Ninth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 6 May 2004: “The Figure of the Jewish Traveler”
    • Presider, Thirty-Ninth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 9 May 2004, Session 552, sponsored by POLITICAS: The Society for the Study of Political Thought in the Middle Ages: “Medieval Italian Republicanism: New Studies on the Legacy of Hans Baron”
    • Seventy-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, Seattle, Washington, 2 April 2004: “Empirical Truth in Medieval Travel Writings”
    • Thirty-Eighth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 8 May 2003: “Conceptualizing the Theocratic West in Medieval Travel Writings”
    • Twenty-Fourth Medieval Forum, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, New Hampshire, 11 April 2003: “The Political Education of the Nation-State: Lollard Poor Preachers and Their Discourse of Power”
    • Twenty-Third Medieval Forum, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, New Hampshire, 20 April 2002: “The Religious Community and the International Order in Medieval Travel Writings”
    • Convivium: Poverty and Wealth in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Siena College, Loudonville, New York, 12 October 2001: “Need, Hunger, and the Politics of Poverty in Piers Plowman”
    • Association of New Zealand and Australian Medieval and Early Modern Scholars (ANZAMEMS) III Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, 7 July 2001: “Hunger and the Politics of Poverty in Piers Plowman”
    • Thirty-Fifth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 5 May 2000: “The Poor and the Politics of Poverty in Piers Plowman”
    • Medieval Colloquium, Department of English and American Literature and Language, Harvard University, 30 September 1999: “The Case against ‘Wastors’: The Theocratic Critique of Consumption in Piers Plowman”
    • Twentieth Medieval Forum, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, New Hampshire, 16 April 1999: “The Poverty of Politics and the Politics of Poverty: Langland and the Poor”
    • Medieval Colloquium, Department of English and American Literature and Language: Harvard University, 2 April 1998: “The Profession of Need: Poverty and Politics in Piers Plowman”
    • Harvard-Yale Graduate Students Conference, Yale University, Spring 1994: “Narrative Voice(s) and Literary Authority in the Book of Margery Kempe”
    • Conference of Hilldale Undergraduate Fellows, sponsored by the Honors Program, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Fall 1990: “Editing Thomas Hoccleve’s Regement of Princes.” This was a presentation of my summer project for the Hilldale Undergraduate Fellowship, in which I explored approaches to textual criticism and applied them to the preparation of an edition of Hoccleve’s Regement of Princes, a fifteenth-century political poem.

Research Projects Overview/Summary
Year Project name Participant Assignment Project period Subsidized / Entrusted organization Attached file/Reference link Note
2015

The Medieval Past and Vernacular Writings of the English Reformations: Conceptualizing History and Change in Tudor England in the Sixteenth Century

Margaret Kim   2015-07 ~ 
2016-08
National Science Council /  
2013

Between Subject and Ruler: The Medieval Mirror of Princes in Historical Contexts

Margaret Kim   2013-07 ~ 
2015-08
National Science Council /  
2012

Empirical Knowledge and Franciscan Travel Narratives in the Thirteenth Century.

Margaret Kim   2012 ~ 
2013
National Science Council /  
2011

Encountering the Other: Identity and Community in Late Medieval and Early Modern Travel Writings.

Margaret Kim   2011 ~ 
2012
National Science Council /  
2010

The Formation of Political Community in Lollard Writings.

Margaret Kim   2010 ~ 
2011
National Science Council /  
2009

Writing Truth: Representation and Reality in Medieval European Historical Literature

Margaret Kim   2009-08 ~ 
2010-07
NSC /  
2009

Writing Truth: Representation and Reality in Medieval European Historical Literature.

Margaret Kim   2009 ~ 
2010
National Science Council /  
2007

Touro National Heritage Trust Fellowship

Margaret Kim   2007 ~ 
2007
John Carter Brown Library, Providence, Rhode Island /  
2006

NEH Summer Institute, “Representations of the Other: Jews in the Middle Ages”

Margaret Kim   2006 ~ 
2006
Oxford University /  
2006

NEH Summer Seminar, “Jews and Arabs in the Middle Ages”

Margaret Kim   2006 ~ 
2006
Vanderbilt University /  
2004

Mayers Fellowship

Margaret Kim   2004 ~ 
2004
Huntington Library, San Marino, California /  
2003

Summer Support Grant for Research

Margaret Kim   2003 ~ 
2003
St. John’s University /  
2002

NEH Summer Institute, “Space and Society in the Past”

Margaret Kim   2002 ~ 
2002
Pennsylvania State University /  
1996

Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Margaret Kim   1996 ~ 
1997
Harvard University /  
1996

Mellon Grant

Margaret Kim   1996 ~ 
1996
Harvard University /  
1995

Mellon Foundation Fellowship

Margaret Kim   1995 ~ 
1995
Harvard University /  
1994

Mellon Foundation Fellowship

Margaret Kim   1994 ~ 
1994
Harvard University /  
1991

The English Prize Fellowship

Margaret Kim   1991 ~ 
1997
Harvard University /  
1990

Hilldale Undergraduate Fellowship

Margaret Kim   1990 ~ 
1990
University of Wisconsin–Madison /  
Outside School Honor Overview/Summary
Year of award Name of award Awarding unit
2007 Touro National Heritage Trust Fellowship, John Carter Brown Library, Providence, Rhode Island  
2006 NEH Summer Seminar, “Jews and Arabs in the Middle Ages,” Vanderbilt University (event canceled)  
2006 NEH Summer Institute, “Representations of the Other: Jews in the Middle Ages,” Oxford University (declined participation in favor of above NEH Summer Seminar)  
2004 Mayers Fellowship, Huntington Library, San Marino, Californi  
2003 Summer Support Grant for Research, St. John’s University  
2002 NEH Summer Institute, “Space and Society in the Past,” Pennsylvania State University NEH Summer Institute, “Space and Society in the Past,” Pennsylvania State University
1996 Mellon Grant, Harvard University  
1996 1996–97 Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, Harvard University  
1995 Mellon Foundation Fellowship, Harvard University  
1994 Mellon Foundation Fellowship, Harvard University  
1991 1991–97 The English Prize Fellowship, Harvard University  
1990 Hilldale Undergraduate Fellowship, University of Wisconsin–Madison  
Work Experiences
Service organization/unit Job title Department Responsbilities Starting date
National Tsing Jua University Faculty evaluation committee     2013
National Tsing Hua University Hiring committee     2013 ~
National Tsing Jua University       2012 ~
National Tsing Hua University Literature group coordinator     2011 ~ 
2012
National Tsing Jua University Student affairs committee     2011 ~ 
2012
National Tsing Hua University Undergraduate and graduate adviser     2011 ~ 
2012
National Tsing Jua University Library committee     2011 ~ 
2012
National Tsing Hua University Library representative     2009 ~ 
2012
National Tsing Jua University Assitant Professor     2008 ~ 
2012
National Tsing Hua University National Science Council Visiting Assistant Professor Department of Foreign Languages and Literature   2008 ~ 
2008
John Carter Brown Library, Providence, Rhode Island, USA Touro National Heritage Trust Fellowship     2007-09 ~ 
2007-12
St. John’s University Global literature development committee Department of English   2004 ~ 
2005
St. John’s University Undergraduate curriculum committee Department of English   2003 ~ 
2006
St. John’s University Assistant Professor Department of English,   2001 ~ 
2007
Rutgers University FT Assistant Instructor     2000 ~ 
2001
Harvard University Teaching Fellow     1992 ~ 
1999

 

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