Taylor Kang

Taylor Yoonji Kang (she/her) is a PhD student in the combined program in Comparative Literature & Early Modern Studies, where she examines the emergence of our various languages for “perspective” in the early modern period. Bringing together interventions from post-structural anthropology, history of science, intellectual history, literature, and visual culture, her dissertation argues that our understandings of perspective are grounded in the Renaissance and its various mythologies in the late-19th and 20th centuries. In the process, she hopes to argue for a reconsideration of “multi-perspectivalism” in the global early modern. 

Taylor’s scholarship has appeared in MLN and Revue de Synthèse and been translated into Italian for a monographic tribute to Giulia Niccolai through Quodlibet (Rome, 2023); and her translation of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s art-historical writing has appeared in an edited volume through Verso Books (New York, 2023). She has presented and/or will be presenting her work at NeMLA, the International Congress on Medieval Studies, the Folger Institute, and the Shakespeare Association of America. She graduated summa cum laude with an A.B. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University.