Melissa Karp

Melissa is a fourth year PhD candidate in the Program in Literature at Duke. She previously graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in Comparative Literature, East Asian Studies, and French. Her dissertation takes a comparative approach to memory studies, focusing on the ways that the wartime collaborator is represented, mythologized, and instrumentalized in French and Korean literary and memory cultures. She is particularly interested in postwar patterns of memory and forgetting that work to reify or hybridize ethnonational boundaries.