RJ 212
EN 208. World Literature from the Enlightenment to the Modern Period
EN 350. Global Harlem: World Literature and the African Diaspora
EN 367/411. Postcolonial Conditions
EN 500. Strange Worlds: Postcolonialism and Diaspora
EN 500. Anatomy of a Bestseller

M.A. Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College

Ph.D. Comparative Literature, UCLA

Assistant Professor Duncan M. Yoon's current book project is on representations of China in African literature. Research interests also include the Cold War, postcolonialism, diaspora and world literature. He is the co-director of The Global South Project and is working on a digital humanities project on the Heinemann African Writers Series. In 2017 he will begin a three-year term as the delegate representative for the Modern Language Association's (MLA) Forum: The Global South. He served as a Fulbright Scholar to South Korea in 2004.


2018 "Bandung Nostalgia and the Global South" in The Global South and Literature. Ed. Russell West-Pavlov. Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming.

2015  “Our Forces Have Redoubled: World Literature, Postcolonialism and the Afro-Asian Writers Bureau.” The Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry. Vol. 2 Issue 2. 

2013  “Translation and the Global South: Comparing Ngugi’s Globalectics and Glissant’s Poetics.” Journal of Contemporary Thought. Global South Cultural Dialogue Project: Forum on Globalectics. No. 37. Summer. p. 23-27.

2012  “The Global South and Cultural Struggles: On the Afro-Asian People’s Solidarity Organization.” Journal of Contemporary Thought. Global South Cultural Dialogue Project: Forum on Indian Literature to World Literature. No. 35. Summer. p.40-46.


"Digital English! Active Learning With WordPress." Blogpost for the UA Faculty Teaching Hub.

Current Projects with Students

#nounsarestumps: A digital annotation project of Derek Walcott's long poem, "The Prodigal." (EN 367)

Storymaps and Narrative Theory (EN 500)

Websites Built

English 367/411 "Postcolonial Conditions"

English 500 "Anatomy of a Bestseller"

English 208 "World Literature from the Enlightenment to Modern Period"