Dr. Song (Joseph) Cho Dr. Song (Joseph) Cho Assistant Professor Location:Harvey Library, 432 Phone:757-727-5339 Expertise:Spanish; Intercultural Studies; Korean Popular Culture

Education: Doctor of Intercultural Studies, Western Seminary; M.A. in Christian Studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; M.A. in Spanish, Middlebury College; M.A. in English, Ohio Dominican University; B.A. in Spanish, New York University

Research Interests: Biblical allusions in Spanish and English literature; Mission Studies; Korean Popular Culture (K-Pop and K-Dramas), Japanese Anime/Manga

Dissertation Title: A Missiological Study of the Use of Korean Popular Culture (HallyuThe Korean Wave) for Evangelism in Japan and Peru. 


Selected Publications:

“Understanding the Written Word through Popular Culture in Japan.” Accepted for publication in the Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS) annual compendium (Summer 2022).

“Willa Cather’s Use of Psalms in My Ántonia” accepted for publication in the Willa Cather Review (2022).

“Jane Austen’s Lady Susan as a Possible Source of Inspiration behind C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters.” Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature 40.1 (2021).  

 “The Vision of the Apostle John in Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Revelation.’” Flannery O'Connor Review 19 (2021).

“The Fairy Tale World of Korean Dramas (K-Dramas): Using Korean Pop Culture for Evangelism.” Evangelical Missions Quarterly 55.3 (2019).

“The Catholic and Nahuatl Elements in Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Páramo.” Journal of Christianity and Foreign Languages 11 (2010): 14-27. (Christian Association of World Languages)

"The Book of Proverbs in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice." Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal 36 (2014): 211-213. (The Jane Austen Society of North America)

"Charles Dickens’ Jacob Marley and the Gospel of St Mark." Notes and Queries 61.4 (2014): 547. (Oxford University Press)

"Becoming a Little Child in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol." The Dickensian (Winter 2015) (Dickens Fellowship, UK)

"The Monkey and the Fish." Evangelical Missions Quarterly 49.2 (2013): 274-280.

"Tess of the D'Urbervilles and the Transfiguration of Christ." Hardy Society Journal 2012 Summer; 8 (2): 66.

"Thomas Hardy's Ironic Use of Scripture in Tess of the D'Urbervilles." Thomas Hardy Yearbook (THY) 2011; 39: 73.

"Thomas Hardy and the Samaritan Woman in the Gospel of John." Hardy Society Journal 9.2 (2013): 77-78.



“The Book of Proverbs in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.” Jane Austen Society of North America Southeastern Virginia Region. August 21, 2021. 

“Biblical literature.” Podcast interview for WORLD magazine. July 8, 2021.

“The Bible in American Pop Culture.” Virtual talk. Museum of the Bible in Washington DC. April 28, 2021.

“Understanding the Written Word through Popular Culture in Japan.” Paper presented at the SE Regional Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS) conference, March 20, 2021 (Virtual).