2022 Virtual Comparative Literature International Symposium:
A Taste of 2025 ICLA-Seoul Congress
“New Comparative Literature and World Literature in the Age of Hyper-Digital Connection:
Translation, Media, and Digital Humanities”.
Time: 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM, 29 October 2022 Korea Time
Platforms: Zoom ID: 838 8509 5059; Passcode: 2022
You Tube Link: https://youtu.be/9ePrMZWwIYEY
- Heejin Kim, Assistant Professor of English, Kyungpook National University
- Alex Taek-Gwang Lee, Professor of British and American Cultural Studies, Kyung Hee University
- Seogkwang Lee, Professor of English, Gyeongsang National University
- Hyungji Park, English literature, former Dean of Underwood International College, Yonsei University
- Jihee Han, Professor of English, Director of the Institute of Global Humanities, Gyeongsang National University
Heejin Kim, Assistant Professor of English, Kyungpook National University
Heejin Kim is Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Kyungpook National University. He was Teaching Faculty at Florida State University. His research interests include Shakespeare, Digital Humanities, and Early Modern Literature. Recently, he has published “Visualizing Textual Similarity of Shakespearean Suspect Texts: An Examination of The Henry VI Plays” (Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 36.4), “The Memorial Reconstruction Theory and Chronicles: The Henry VI Plays” (Shakespeare 15.4), and “Revision and Duplication in Early Modern Plays: A Re-evaluation of the “Minus” Hypothesis” (Papers of Bibliographical Society of America, forthcoming).
Alex Taek-Gwang Lee, Professor of British and American Cultural Studies, Director of The Center for Technology in Humanities, Kyung Hee University
Alex Taek-Gwang Lee is a professor at the Department of British and American Cultural Studies and a founding director of the Center for Technology in Humanities, Kyung Hee University, Korea. He was invited as a visiting professor at the Centre for Culture Media and Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia University, India and an international visiting scholar at Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taiwan. He served as an academic adviser for Gwangju Biennale in 2017 and a program manager for the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2021. He is a board member of The International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs (ICCTP) and Asia Theories Network (ATN). He edited the third volume of The Idea of Communism (2016) and published articles in various journals such as Telos, Deleuze and Guattari Studies and Philosophy Today, and chapters in The Bloomsbury Handbook of World Theory (2021), Thinking with Animation (2021), Back to the ’30s?: Recurring Crises of Capitalism, Liberalism and Democracy (2020) and Balibar/Wallerstein’s “Race, Nation, Class”: Rereading a Dialogue for Our Times (2018).
Seogkwang Lee, Professor of English, Gyeongsang National University
Seogkwang Lee is Professor of English Literature at Gyeongsang National University in South Korea, after a teaching career he took in the UK (Sussex University and secondary schools), along with PGCE at Oxford University. He teaches Old English to Early Modern English and 21-century British Novels. His research fields cover Literature and Philosophy and Literature and Social History. He has published extensively on the topics of politics and social welfare, including Children’s Literature. He has been a Vice-president of KEASTWEST since 2015, a member of the APL since 2004, and the ICLA since 2021, where he presented a paper at the 2022 Congress.
Hyungji Park, English literature, former Dean of Underwood International College, Yonsei University
Hyungji Park is Professor of English literature in the Department of English Language and Literature at Yonsei University. She is the co-author of Imperialism and Masculinity: Gender Formation in Nineteenth Century Britain, and has published recently in Wasafiri, Victorian Studies, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Victorian Literature and Culture, and numerous other journals. She has held multiple senior administrative positions at Yonsei University, including serving as a founding member of Underwood International College (UIC) from 2004 and as UIC’s Dean from 2012 to 2016, as well as the founding Director of Design Factory Korea, a member of the Design Factory Global Network. Her primary fields of research and teaching include Victorian literature, Korean popular culture, Asian American literature, and contemporary fiction, with a focus on post-colonial and gender issues. Her recent research is clustered around themes of apocalypse and around methodological approaches of “locatedness” (i.e., doing English in Asia).
Jihee Han, Professor of English, Director of the Institute of Global Humanities, Gyeongsang National University
Jihee Han is a professor of English at Gyeongsang National University and director of the Institute of Global Humanities (IGH). She is the author of A Companion to Ten Modern Korean Poets, World Literature and the Politics of the Minority, On Motherhood and Mothering Experiences: Adrienne Rich’s Life and Feminism, along with numerous essays on comparative world literature and culture, feminism, and translation studies in books and journals. She is also the translator of Adrienne Rich’s The Fact of a Doorframe and Sukyung Huh’s Global Blues. Since 2019, she has been doing NRF-funded global networking research, “The Age of Hyper-Connection: Re-Fashioning Korean Humanities Traditions into a Useful Past for Global Humanities Studies.”