HA Myunghui is a Ph. D. candidate in the Department of English Language and Literature at Ewha Womans University in Korea. She is currently working on her Ph. D. dissertation exploring the relationship between the consumption culture and possessive individualism with special attention to the mechanism of possessing and consuming things in the eighteenth century English novel. She also has interests in the homological linkage between the modern economy of the eighteenth century and the rise of the female economic subject. She earned her M.A. and B.A. degrees in English Literature and Language from Ewha Womans University.