Melissa Karp

Melissa Karp

Student

PhD Student in Literature 2018-Present
My main research interests center on memory studies and trauma literature. 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 and regional literatures.

Before coming to Duke, I completed three different majors during the course of my undergraduate degree, and acquired teaching and grading experience in French and Korean language courses. My undergraduate honors thesis worked to reread the intellectual-collaborator in French and Korean 1940s literatures as a troubling exception to binary trauma discourses of perpetrator and victim.

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