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Jennifer Rhee

Associate Professor
(804) 827-8332
Hibbs Hall 324E
(ON RESEARCH LEAVE, 2019-2020)


BA Princeton University
PhD Duke University

Research/Teaching Focus

Literature, technology, and science; contemporary American literature; media studies;  robotics and artificial intelligence; digital art

Recent/Selected Publications

(forthcoming) “The Materialities of Big Data.” Energy Accounts: Architectural Representations of Energy, Climate, and the Future, edited by Dan Willis, William W. Braham, Katsuhiko Muramoto, Daniel A. Barber, Routledge, 2017, pp. 90–99.

“Surveillance and Counter-Surveillance in Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly.” Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, vol. 50, no. 2, 2017, pp. 133–147.

“Adam Harvey’s Anti-Drone Wear, in Three Sites of Opacity.” Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies, vol. 31, no. 2, 2016, pp. 174–85.

“Beyond the Uncanny Valley: Masahiro Mori and Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?Configurations, vol. 21, no. 3, 2013, pp. 301–29.

“Misidentification’s Promise: The Turing Test in Weizenbaum, Powers, and Short,” Postmodern Culture, vol. 20, no. 3, 2010. Online. 

Recent Fellowships

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University, 2013–2014.


No photo credit provided – 2013

Upcoming Deadlines

Department Orientation Sessions
AUGUST 15, 2019

Classes Begin
AUGUST 20, 2019

Add/Drop Deadline
AUGUST 26, 2019

Graduation Application Deadline

Fall Reading Day
OCTOBER 10, 2019

Course Withdrawal Deadline
NOVEMBER 1, 2019

Last Day of Classes
DECEMBER 9, 2019

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British Virginia is a VCU-hosted series of scholarly editions of documents touching on the colony. These texts range from the 16th and 17th-century literature of English exploration to the 19th-century writing of loyalists and other Virginians who continued to identify with Great Britain. Editions appear principally in digital form, freely downloadable. 

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