Julia H. Clark

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E-mail: juliamhc@ucla.edu Office: Royce 356

Julia Clark is a visiting adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at UCLA, where she teaches courses on Japanese literature and film. She is currently revising her dissertation, entitled “Reclaiming Landscape: Place and Personhood in the Literature of Ikaino,” for publication as a monograph. Her research interests include Zainichi Korean cultural production in the postwar period, the (re)production of urban space in poetry and literature, and transnational feminism.


Clark received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures at UCLA. She has a B.A. in Linguistics from Carleton College.


My research looks at the intersection of discourses of race, ethnicity, and gender in the production of urban space in postwar Japanese literature and media. Current research topics include the literary history of Ikaino (Japan’s largest historical Koreatown in Osaka), the canonization and historicization of Korean women’s writing in postwar Japan, and the contributions of Zainichi Koreans and other underrepresented communities to the development of pan-Asian and transnational feminist movements from the postwar period to the current day.


Poems of Flesh’: Rethinking Zainichi Women’s Literary History Through the Works of Sō Shūgetsu,” Transnational Asia 5, no. 1 (February 2023). https://doi.org/10.25615/ta.v5i1.73

Ikaino’s Afterlives: The Legacies of Landscape in the Fiction of Kim Yujeong,” Seoul Journal of Korean Studies 36, no. 1 (June 2023): 139-165. https://doi.org/10.1353/seo.2023.a902137