Department of English Language and Literature

Richard Jean So

Assistant Professor
Department of English Language and Literature

1115 E 58th St
Walker 518
Chicago, IL, 60637

Professor Richard Jean So specializes in modern American literature in an international context. He focuses on the Asia-Pacific world, which spans American, Asian American, and East Asian cultures. He currently examines patterns of political and literary exchange between American and Chinese writers and intellectuals during the interwar period. His other interests include modern U.S. democratic theory, Chinese Communist cultures, translation studies, theory of the novel, race and diaspora studies, and “cultural transnationalism” as it continues to evolve as a conceptual category. For more information, check out his page at the university's Department of English Language and Literature.