Sangmi Bae completed her doctorate in modern Korean literature at Korea University, South Korea. She is a specialist in the field of working class fiction in colonial Korea and contemporary South Korea. She just publishes her monograph, Revolutionary Women: Gender, Labor, and Sexuality in Colonial Korean Proletarian Literature (November 2019). Her research interests include radical working class narratives with melodrama form, sex work and capitalization in post colonial South Korea, representation of sexuality and race, the feminist movement in South Korea.
University of Tübingen
“Database for censorship data from the Japanese colonial period”, 2017-2020 Korean Studies Foundation Research Sponsored by the Academy of Korean Studies, Sun Moon University
Hanyang Women's University
Konkuk University Glocal Campus
Ph.D., Modern Korean Literature, Department of Korean Language and Literature
Dissertation: “Recasting Colonial Korean Proletarian Fiction in the 1930s: Woman, Labor, Sexuality”, Korea University
SOAS, University of London
Participant of Campus Asia Program in Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies
M.A., Modern Korean Literature, Department of Korean Language and Literature
B.A., Korean Language and Literature, Department of Korean Language and Literature B.A., Political Science and International Relations (Dual Degree)
- Seoul Historiography Institute
Seoul History Research, 2019-20 (co-work, 6 memebers)
- Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea Support Superior Publication Contents, 2019 (Title: Revolution and Women: Gender, Labor and Sexuality in Colonial Korean Proletarian Literature)
- Amorepacific Foundation
Recasting Labors and Women: Women Workers in Proletarian Literature, 2019-2020
- Korea University, South Korea
Korea University Graduate School Junior Fellow Research Grant, 2016-17
BK21 Plus Project of the Society for the Development of Future
Scholars of Korean Language and Literature at Korea University
Outstanding Participant Award, 2016
Department of Korean Language and Literature at Korea University
Outstanding Paper Award for Ph.D. Candidate, 2016
BK21 Plus Project of the Society for the Development of Future
Scholars of Korean Language and Literature at Korea University
Long-term Oversea Training Program, 2015-16
Korea University Graduate School Outstanding Paper Award, 2015
- Research Institute of Korean Studies, Korea University, South Korea
2016 RIKS ACADEMY Scholarship, 2016
- National Research Foundation of Korea, South Korea
Global Ph.D. Fellowship at National Research Foundation of Korea, 2012-15
- Japan Student Services Organization, Japan
JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization) Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan, 2014
- Revolutionary Women: Gender, Labor, and Sexuality in Colonial Korean Proletarian novels (Hyŏkmyŏngchŏk yŏsŏngdŭl: p'ŭrolletariat'ŭ sosŏlŭi chendŏ, nodong, seksyuŏlliti), Somyungch'ulp'an, 2019.
- “Women Standing on the Edge between the Patriarchal Oppression andRevolution in KAPF Poetry Collection,” [Kabuchangchŏkŏkapkwa hyŏkmyŏngsŏngŭi KyŏngKyee sŏn yŏsŏngdŭl: Kapŭsiinchil surok sipyŏndŭlŭi yŏsŏngch'ŏngchawa hwacha] Imhwamunhakyŏnku 6, (Studying Imhwa Literature) Co-author, Somyungch'ulp'an, 2019, pp.272-319.
- “The Acceptance of Kollontai's Discourse and its Meaning in Colonial Korea,” [Sikminchi Chosŏnesŏŭi k'ollontai nonŭiŭi suyongkwa kŭ ŭimi] Hyŏkmyŏngŭl Ssŭda, (Writing Revolution) Co-author, Somyungch'ulp'an, 2018, pp.244-276.
- “Connecting In and Out, Lecture Series on Yŏiyŏn” [Ankwa pakkŭi chŏpsok, Yŏiyŏn kangchwa] Darakbang Iyaki: P'eminisŭt'ŭ Yŏnkukongdongche' Yŏiyŏn, (Attic Stories: Feminist ResearchAssociation Yŏiyŏn) Co-author, Yŏiyŏn Press, 2017, pp.47-67
- “The (Im)possibility of Solidarity between Colonizer and Colonized,” [Sikminchawa p’isikminchaŭi yŏndae(pul)kanŭngsŏng], Hankuk Kŭndaemunhakkwa Dongasia: Ilbon, (Korean Modern Literature and East Asia: Japan), Co-author, Somyungch'ulp'an, 2017, pp. 274-314.
- “Becoming Cosmopolitan through World Literature: The Case of Tower Green by Yi Hyosŏk and Waste by Kim Namchŏn,” Journal Rivista di Studi Orientali, December 2019 (Forthcoming) Revolutionary Women: Gender, Labor, and Sexuality in Colonial Korean Proletarian Literature (Hyŏkmyŏngchŏk yŏsŏngdŭl: p'ŭrolletaria munhakŭi chendŏ, nodong, seksyuŏlliti), Somyungch'ulp'an, November, 2019.
- “Growing Women Laborers, Sublated Men Intellectuals: Criticizing Men Intellectuals by Women Laborers in Colonial Korean Proletarian Novels,” [Sŏngchanghanŭn yŏsŏng nodongcha, chiyangtoenŭn namsŏngchisikin] Sanghur Hakbo (Sanghŏ Journal) vol.27, (October 2019): 165-202.
- “The Representation of Affect around Pamphlet and Printing Culture in Colonial Korean Proletarina Novels” [Sikminchi chosŏnŭi p'ŭroletaria sosŏle chahyŏntoen ppirarŭl dullŏssan chŏngdongkwa ch'ulp'anmunhwa] Uriŏmunyŏnku (The Studies of Korean Language and Literature) vol.65, (September 2019): 7-38.
- “The Pamphlet Supporting Wŏnsan General Strike in Colonial Korea Publication Police Monthly,” [Chosŏnch'ulpankyŏngch'alwŏlboe surokdoen wŏnsanch'ongp'aŏp chichi ppira] Kaenyŏmkwa sotong, (Concept and Communication) vol.23, (June 2019): 335-362.
- “The Class Consciousness and Female Homosociality in Colonial Korean Proletarian Literature during the 1930s,” [1930nyŏndae ch'opan p'ŭrolletaria sosŏlŭi kyekŭpŭisikkwa yŏsŏngdongsŏngsahoesŏng] Hyŏndaemunhakŭi yŏnku, (Contemporary Literature Stuides) vol.67,(February 2019): 7-45.
- “Beyond Nationalism and Internationalism: Korean Japanese Pamphlets in Colonial Korea Publication Police Monthly,” [Kukchechuŭiwa minchokchuŭiŭi mosunŭl nŏmŏsŏ: Chosŏnch'ulp'akyŏngch'alwŏlbo sochae chaeilchosŏnin ppirayŏnku] Kubohakbo, (The Korean Association of Kubo Studies) vol.20, (December 2018): 307-346.
- “Women's Labor and Class: Beginning of Alive Days and Standing Woman by Park Wansuh,” [Yŏsŏngdŭlŭi nodongkwa Kyekŭp: Salainnŭn nalŭisichakkwa Sŏinnŭn yŏchalŭl chungsimŭro] Yŏsŏngmunhakyŏnku, (Feminism and Korean Literature) vol.45, (December 2018): 73-117.
- “Family, Women and Class narrative,” [Kachokkwa yŏsŏng kŭriko kyekŭpsŏsa] Munhakdongne, (Literature Village) vol.96, (September 2018): 1-12.
- “Women Standing on the Edge between the Patriarchal Oppression and Revolution in KAPF Poetry Collection, ” [Kabuchangchŏkŏkapkwa hyŏkmyŏngsŏngŭi KyŏngKyee sŏn yŏsŏngdŭl: Kapŭsiinchil surok sipyŏndŭlŭi yŏsŏngch'ŏngchawa hwacha] Hankukhakyŏnku, (Korean Studies) vol.50, (August 2018): 31-65.
- “Marxism and Feminism: Family, the Material Basis of Women Oppression,” [Maksichŭmkwa p'eminichŭm: Yŏsŏngŏkapŭi mulchilchŏkt'odaeedaehayŏ] Chinbop'yŏngron, (The Radical Review) vol.76, (July 2018): 82-101.
- “Representation of Labor Movement and Militarism: A Television Series, Songkot,” [Daehyŏngmat'ŭ yŏsŏngnodongcha t'uchaengŭi chaehyŏnkwa kunsachuŭi] Hankukkŭkyŏsulyŏnku, (The Learned Society of Korean Drama and Theatre) vol.60, (June 2018): 109-138.
- “#MeToo, Questioning Hapiness of a Society,” [Mit'u, sahoeui Haengbokŭl chilmunhanda] Yŏ/Sŏng Iron, (A Journal of Feminist Theories and Practices) vol.38, (May 2018): 10-28.
- “The Gender of Proletarian Literature in the Early 1930s and Korean Literary History”[1930nyŏndae chŏnbangi p’ŭrolletaria munhakŭi chendŏwa hankukmunhaksa: Yi kiyŏng ŭi Kohyang kwa Kang Kyŏae ŭi Inkanmuncherŭl chungsimŭro],Hyŏndaesosŏlyŏngu, (The Journal of Korean Fiction Research) vol.68, (December 2017): 37-68.
- “Sexualities of Victims of Sexual Violence: Beyond an Institutionalized Sexual Violence Script,” [Sŏngp’okryŏk p’ihaejaŭi seksyuelliti: chedohwadoen sŏngp’okryŏk kakbonŭl nŏmŏsŏ], Yŏ/Sŏng Iron, (A Journal of Feminist Theories and Practices) vol.36, (May 2017): 12-37.
- “Remembering the Gwangju Uprising: Women Laborers’ Struggle for Reinstatement as Cleaners in Gwangju City Hall,” [Gwangjuhagjeangŭl Kiyŏkhaki: Gwangjusich’ŏng ch’ŏngsoyongyŏk yŏsŏngnodongjadŭlŭi bokjik t’ujaengki ], Jinbop’yŏngron, (The Radical Review) vol.70, (April 2017): 169-196.
- “Women Overcoming Misogyny and Approaching Victory,” [Hyŏmorŭl didkko sŭngriro naakanŭn yŏsŏngdŭl] Yŏ/Sŏng Iron, (A Journal of Feminist Theories and Practices) vol.35, (December 2016):72-93.
- “Representing Spatio-temporality in Colonial Korea through Women’s Perspectives: Chae Mansik’s Muddy Currents and Going out A Doll's House,” [Yŏsŏngŭi sikakŭro chaehyŏnhan sikminchi chosŏnŭi sikongkansŏng: Ch’ae Mansikŭi Inhyŏngŭi chipŭl nawasŏ, T’akryurŭl chungsimŭro] YŏSŏng Munhak Yŏnku, (Feminism and Korean literature) vol.37, (May 2016): 93-128.
- “Department Stores and Women Workers in Empire and Colony: Miyamoto Yuriko’s Darumaya Department Store and Jang Dŏkcho’s Itinerancy,” [Chekukkwa sikminchiŭi paekwachŏmkwa yŏsŏng nodongcha: Miyamoto Yurikoŭi Darumaya Paekwachŏm kwa Jang Dŏkcho ŭi Chŏhoerŭl chungsimŭro] Pikyomunhak, (Korean Comparative Literature Association) vol.68 (February 2016): 71-99.
- “Overcoming Imperialism via Irish Literature: The Relationship between Yi Hyosŏk and Sato Kiyoshi,” [Iilrandŭ munhakŭl kyŏngyuhan chekukchuŭi nŏmŏsŏki: Yi Hyosŏkkwa Sato Kiyosi ŭi yŏnghyangkwankyerŭl chungsimŭro] Minjokmunhwa Yŏnku, (Korean Classics Studies) vol.69 (November 2015): 487-525.
- “Sexualized Labor, Overdetermined Class Struggle,” [1930nyŏndae yŏsŏng nodongcha ŭi nodong, kŭrigo kyekup t’uchaeng] Minjok Munhaksa Yŏnku, (Journal of Korean Literature History) vol.58 (August 2015): 283-312.
- “The Private Sphere and Social Revolution of Property less Women during the Japanese Colonial Period: A Study of Kang Kyung-ae’s Literature,” [Sikminchisiki musankyekup yŏsŏngdŭlŭi sachŏkyŏngyŏkkwa sahoepyŏnhyŏk] Sanghur Hakbo (Sanghŏ Journal) vol.44 (June 2015): 355-400.
- “Lower Class Women’s Sex Work and ‘Women’s Oppression’: A Study of Kim Isŏl’s Novels,” [Hach’ŭngkyekŭp yŏsŏngdŭl ŭi sŏngnodongkwa ‘yŏsŏngŏkap’: Kim Isŏl ŭi sosŏlŭl chungsimŭro] Silch'ŏnmunhak, (Literary Practice) vol.118 (Summer 2015): 98-110.
- “Historizing Domestic Labor: Silvia Federici,” [Kasanodongŭl yŏksahwahaki: Silpia P’ederich’i] Yŏ/Sŏng Iron (A Journal of Feminist Theories and Practices) vol.32 (Summer 2015): 159-169.
- “The Acceptance of Kollontai's Discourse and its Meaning in Colonial Korea,” [Sikminchi chosŏnesŏŭi k’ollontai nonŭiŭi suyongkwa kŭ ŭimi] Yŏsŏng Munhak Yŏnku, (Feminism and Korean literature) vol.33 (December 2014): 299-330.
- “‘Becoming Colonized Person’ as a Means of Approaching the ‘Universal’,” [‘Pop’yŏn’e takakanŭn sudanŭrosŏŭi sikminchiin toegi: Yi Hyosŏk ŭi Noksaekt’apŭl chungsimŭro] Chŏngsinmunhwa Yŏnku, (The Journal of Korean Studies Quarterly) vol.37 no.4 (December 2014): 315-341.
- “On the Need for a New Category of ‘Woman Laborer’: A Study on the Documentary Film, Waebak,” [‘Yŏsŏngnodongcha’ranŭn saeroun pŏmchuŭi pilyosŏng: Tak’yument’ŏri yŏnghwa Weabakŭl chungsimŭro] Yŏsŏnghak Nonchip, (Women’s Studies Review) vol.31 no.1 (June 2014): 93-116.
- “The Necessity of Feminist Conversion of Comfort Women Discourses: Pak Yuha’s Imperial Comfort Women and Memorial Politics around Comfort Women,” [Uianpu tamron ŭi p’eminichŭmchŏk chŏnhwanŭi pilyosŏng: Chekukŭi wianpu wa wianpurŭl tulrŏssan kiyŏk ŭi chŏngch’ihak] Yŏ/Sŏng Iron, (A Journal of Feminist Theories and Practices) vol.31 (Winter 2014): 264-280.
- “The Limitations of the Sex Worker Reeducation Movement from 1945 to 1948 Concerning the Stigma against Sex Workers: A Study of Kim Malbong’s Fancy Hell and Pak Kyeju’s The Night of Truth,” [Sŏngnodongchae taehan nakinŭl t’onghae pon haebangki sŏngnodongcha chaekyoyuk undongŭi hankye: Kim Malbong ŭi Hwaryŏhan Chiok, Pak Kyejuŭi Chinriŭi Pamŭl chungsimŭro] Hyŏndae Sosŏl Yŏnku, (The Journal of Korean Fiction Research) vol. 55 (April 2014): 301-337.
- “The (Im)possibility of Solidarity between Colonizer and Colonized,”[Sikminchawa p’isikmincha ŭi yŏndae (pul)kanŭngsŏng] Minjok Munhaksa Yŏnku, (Journal of Korean Literary History) vol.53 (December 2013): 38-72.
- “The Dilemma of Prohibiting Prostitution,” [Sŏngmaemae kŭnchŏlronŭl tullŏssan tilema: ‘Sŏngmaemae’wa ‘sŏngpyŏngdŭng’ŭi kwankye] Yŏ/Sŏng Iron, (A Journal of Feminist Theories and Practices) vol.29 (December 2013): 25-45.
- “The Prehistory of the Modern Relationship: A Study of Yi Injik’s Tears of Blood and Castle of the Specter,” [Kŭndaechŏk inkankwankyŏ ŭi chŏnsa: Yi Injik ŭi Hyŏl ŭi nu, Kwi ŭi Sŏngŭl chungsimŭro] Hyŏnda Munhakŭi Yŏnku, (Journal of Korean Modern Literature) vol.51 (October 2013): 279-312.
- “Peasant Society in the 1930s and the Tŭlpyŏngi: A Study of Kim
Yu-jŏng’s Novels,” [1930nyŏndae nongch’on sahoewa Tŭlpyŏngi: Kim Yujŏng ŭi sosŏlŭl chungsimŭro] Minjok Munhaksa Yŏnku, (Journal of Korean Literary History) vol.51 (April 2013): 454-476.
- “Sex Workers’ Agency during the Japanese Colonial Period: A Study of Yi Hyosŏk’s Pretty Laborer and Broken Red Lamp,” [Sikminchisiki sŏngnodongcha ŭi chuch’ehwa kwajŏng], Howŏn Nonchip, (Howŏn Annual Paper Collections) vol.20, 2013: 58-71.
- “Women’s Yearnings during the Korean War in Park Wansuh’s Novels,” [Park Wansuh sosŏlŭl t’onghae pon hankukchŏnchaengki yŏsŏngdŭl ŭi yokmang] Yŏ/Sŏng Iron, (A Journal of Feminist Theories and Practices) vol.24 (Summer 2011): 117-128.