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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Dr Grace Koh

BA (American Univ. Paris); MST, DPhil (Oxon)

Overview

Grace Koh
Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Lecturer in Korean Literature

Centre of Korean Studies

Academic Staff, Centre of Korean Studies

Centre for Translation Studies (CTS)

Steering Committee Member for Korean

Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)

Member

Name:
Dr Grace Koh
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4290
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
385
Office Hours:
Tuesdays 1-3pm

Biography

Grace Koh received her BA in Comparative Literature and French Studies at the American University of Paris, MSt in Korean Studies and DPhil in Oriental Studies (Korean Literature) at Oxford University. She began her post at SOAS in 2002, and teaches courses on Korean literature, literary theory, and translation, and convenes the MA Korean Literature and MA Comparative Literature programmes. Her research interests include Korean and East Asian literary traditions (prose and fiction); literary and intellectual history; travel literature and cultural encounters; critical theory and comparative literature. She is currently working towards the completion of an edited volume on encounters between Korea and the West in travel literature (1700-1910), and a critical study (monograph) and co-edited translation of the Samguk yusa.

Teaching

Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Alexandria Milton, Beyond the Periphery: Spatial Approaches to Human Experience in the Short Story
  • Deborah Smith, Agency, history, and reality (hyŏnsil) in contemporary Korean literature
  • Eugene Lee, Critical Explorations of Late Chosŏn Travel Writing: Othering, Bordering, and Gift-giving
  • Kyeong-Soo Kim, Naturalizing Strategy in the Translation of Korean Fiction into English: from a pragmatic perspective
  • Miyoung Kim, Modernity in Korean Literature: Based on the study of Ch’unhyang chŏn

Research

Korean and East Asian literary traditions (prose and fiction); literary and intellectual history; travel literature and cultural encounters; critical theory and comparative literature

Expertise

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Available for
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
Regional Expertise
  • East Asia
Country Expertise
  • Korea South
Languages
  • Korean