Hyunyoung Cho

Hyunyoung Cho

Hyunyoung Cho

Associate Professor

Early Modern British Literature and Culture; Ecocriticism and the Late Renaissance; International Education and Student Mobility

A native of South Korea, Hyunyoung Cho came to the U.S. for her graduate study, and earned her Ph.D. in English literature at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Since spring 2014 she has been teaching at Mason’s new Korea campus, George Mason University-Korea, and is currently serving as English Program Coordinator of the campus.

Her area of specialty is early modern British literature, and combining her research interest in migration with her experience of teaching international students, she has also worked on the issues of transnational education. Her current project examines the ideas about nature in early modern European culture.

Selected Publications

"John Milton's Of Education and the Humanities in College Education" Journal of Medieval and Early Modern English Studies. 28.2 (2018): 267-87

" 'Homeward returning': Plebeian Romance and Naturalization of Vagrancy in John Milton's Paradise Lost." Journal of English Language and Literature. 64.1 (2018): 135-50. 

Rosenblum, K. E., D. W. Haines, and H. Cho. "Where Are We, When Are We, and Who Are We to Each Other? Connectedness and the Evolving Meanings of International Education." International Student Connectedness and Identity. Ed. Ly Thi Tran and Catherine Gomes. Singapore: Springer, 2017.

Cho, H., D. W. Haines, and K. E. Rosenblum, "Drifting Houses, Shifting Anchors: A Case of Transnational Higher Education in Korea." Global Perspectives and Local Challenges Surrounding International Student Mobility.   Ed. Krishna Bista and Charlotte Foster. Pennsylvania: IGI Global, 2016.

Cho, H., D. W. Haines, and K. E. Rosenblum, eds. Diversity at Mason: A New Kind of International. Fairfax, VA: A George Mason University Diversity Research Group Publication, 2015.


Courses Taught

ENGH 100 Composition for Multilingual Writers

ENGH 101 Composition

ENGH 302 Advanced Composition (f2f & online)

ENGH 201 Fairy Tales in Transatlantic Literature and Culture, from Courtly Love Poems to Maleficent 

ENGH 202 The Rise of Modern Economy and Culture, from Utopia to Robinson Crusoe

ENGH 202  Migration in Literature, Ancient and Modern

ENGH 300 The Genesis of Modern Economy and Culture

ENGH 300 Shakespeare for Our World 

KORE 311 Modern Korean Literature in Translation

ENGH 362 Global voices: Modern and Contemporary East Asian Culture


Ph.D.  English, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick

M.A.  English Literature, Seoul National University (Seoul, Korea)

B.A.  English Language and Literature, Seoul National University (Seoul, Korea)


Recent Presentations

"Eve's Education in Paradise Lost," Medieval and Early Modern English Studies Association of Korea Biannual Conference, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea, October 17, 2020. [in Korean]

“Simile in Paradise Lost, Yet Once More,” The Twelfth International Milton Symposium, Palais Universitaire, Strasbourg, France, June 17-21, 2019.

“Reading Paradise Lost with Princess Sleeping Beauty as a Guide,” a public lecture, Cohosted by Sunrise Public Library and The Humanities Center, Incheon National University, Incheon, Korea, March 28, 2019 [in Korean].

“John Milton in Twenty-First Century Korea: Popular Sovereignty, Post-humanism, and Humanities Education,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA, March 22-24, 2018.

“Translating Milton, Milton’s ‘Translation’: Aeneas and Dido in Paradise Lost (1667),” The First MLA International Symposium, “Other Europes: Migrations, Translations, Transformations,” Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany, June 23-25, 2016.

Panel Speaker, A Roundtable Session, “The Center and Beyond: The Expansion of the Global English Department,” MLA Annual Convention, Austin, TX, USA, January 7-10, 2016.