Sharon Kim Profile
Ph.D., Yale University
MA, Yale University
MPhil, Yale University
BA, Yale College
Sharon Kim, Professor of English, specializes in late 19th to early 20th-century American literature, with particular interest in aspects of Christian faith and spirituality in literature. She is the author of Literary Epiphany in the Novel, 1850-1950: Constellations of the Soul (Palgrave, 2012), winner of the 2013 Book of the Year award from the Conference on Christianity and Literature. Prior to coming to Judson, she taught at Wheaton College (1999-2002), and she has also taught at Renmin University of China as a visiting professor (Fall 2008, Summer 2012). Dr. Kim devoted her life to the Lord during her freshman year at Yale College. John 12:3.
Expertise / Involvements
Late 19th- early 20th century American Literature. Christianity and Literature, Spirituality and Literature.
Monograph Book: Literary Epiphany in the Novel, 1850-1950: Constellations of the Soul. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. [Winner of the 2013 Book of the Year Award from the Conference on Christianity and Literature.]
- "The Lost Tycoon: Allan Dwan in the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald." The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review. 2016.
- "'Eyes Filled With Splendor': On Italy and the Saturated Gaze in The Custom of the Country." Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism. 2016.
- “Literary Epiphany and the Theology of Grace.” Journal for the Study of Christian Culture 20 (2009):131-46. Trans. Liu Boyun.
- “Lost in Inculturation: On the Invisible and Fragmented Body of Christ in Literary Studies at the Present Time.” Christianity and Literature 58 (2009): 281-92.
- “Edith Wharton’s Dialogue with Susan Warner.” The Hudson River Valley Review. 23.1 (2006): 15-23.
- “Edith Wharton and Epiphany.” The Journal of Modern Literature 29.3 (2006): 150-175.
- “Lamarckism and the Construction of Transcendence in The House of Mirth.” Studies in the Novel 38 (2006): 187-210.
- “Puritan Realism: The Wide, Wide World and Robinson Crusoe.” American Literature 75 (December 2003): 783-811.
- “Jonathan Edwards and Nineteenth-Century Woman’s Fiction.” Jonathan Edwards at Home and Abroad. Ed. David W. Kling and Douglas A. Sweeney. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2003. 137-153.
- “Statement on Collegiality.” Profession 2006. New York: Modern Language Association, 2006. 95.
- “Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey”; “Kierkegaard’s The Sickness Unto Death.” Reading for Life. Ed. Leland Ryken and Jeffry Davis. XLibris, 2001. 120-122.
Professional Societies or Affiliations
Modern Language Association. Christianity and Literature. The Edith Wharton Society (At-Large Executive Board Member, 2014-2017). Associate Editor of The Edith Wharton Review, 2015-present.