Dr Grace Koh
BA (American Univ. Paris); MST, DPhil (Oxon)
Lecturer in Korean Literature
Chair, Centre of Korean Studies (Sept-Dec 2015)
Steering Committee Member for Korean
- Dr Grace Koh
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BiographyGrace 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.
- Korean-English-Korean Translation
- Literary Traditions and Culture of Korea
- Literary Traditions and Culture of Korea (Masters)
- Practical Translation from and into Korean
- Readings in Korean Literature
- Readings in Korean Literature (Masters)
- Trajectories of Modernity in 20th Century Korean Literature
- Trajectories of Modernity in 20th Century Korean Literature (Masters)
PhD Students supervised
- Alexandria Milton, Beyond the Periphery: Spatial Approaches to Human Experience in the Short Story
- Allan Simpson, Locating a Queer Theory in the Context of Contemporary South Korean Literature (with a focus on the novels of Kim Hyena)
- 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
Korean and East Asian literary traditions (prose and fiction); literary and intellectual history; travel literature and cultural encounters; critical theory and comparative literature
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- Special Study Programmes
- East Asia
- Korea South
Koh, Grace (2003) 'Artefacts of memory and style: the preservation of early Korean 'literature' in the Tongmunson.' In: Shin, G-H, (ed.), Korea: Lnaguage, Knowledge and Society. KSSA (Australia), pp. 96-107.
Conference or Workshop Items
Koh, Grace (2005) Culture and Society in Pre-Modern Korea - Presented Paper on 'Historical reality and literary strategy: "Historical vision and literary imagination in the _Samguk yusa_"'. In: UNSPECIFIED.
Koh, Grace (2003) Third Biennial KSAA (Korean Studies Association of Australasia) Conference - Artefacts of memory and style: the preservation of early Korean 'literature' in the Tongmunson. In: UNSPECIFIED.