Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Dr Grace Koh

Key information

Roles
Lecturer in Korean Literature Centre of Korean Studies Academic Member, Centre of Korean Studies Steering Committee Member for Korean Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies Member
Qualifications
BA (American Univ. Paris); MST, DPhil (Oxon)
Building
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office
385
Email address
gk5@soas.ac.uk
Telephone number
+44(0) 20 7898 4290
Support hours
Wednesdays 10:00am-12noon (online)

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.

Research interests

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

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Seoung Yun Lee A Comparative Study on Representations of "Comfort Women" in Korean and Korean American Literature
Miss Katherine Moe Entry mode of emerging market firms
Owen Stampton A Study on Sino-Korean Poetry of the Enlightenment Era

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