Keynote Speakers

2024 KEASTWEST International Symposium:
Pre-Congress Symposium to 2025 ICLA Congress-Seoul


“Digital Transformation in the Personal and the Academic Space:
Convergence of the fields of Digital, Humanities, and Literature”

Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Friday, May 24, 2024

Venue: Lotus Hall, Main Building 3rd Floor, Dongguk University


Youngmin Kim, Director, Digital Humanities LAB, Dongguk University, Seoul, Executive Council Member of International Association of Comparative Literature (ICLA); Editor-in-Chief of Korean Journal of East-West Comparative Literature


  • Anne Tomiche

    Anne Tomiche, Professor of Comparative Literature, Paris-Sorbonne University
    First Vice-President of the International Association of Comparative Literature (ICLA);

  • Christof Schöch

    Christof Schöch, Professor of Digital Humanities, University of Trier
    President of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO)

  • Michael Allan

    Michael Allan, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Oregon, Editor of Comparative Literature

  • Shuxian Ye

    Shuxian Ye, University Professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    President of Chinese Comparative Literature Association (CCLA)

  • Takayuki Yokota-Murakami

    Takayuki Yokota-Murakami, Associate Professor of Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University, Executive Council Member of Japanese Association of Comparative Literature (JCLA)


  • Jihee Han, Professor of English, Gyungsang National University
  • WooSoo Park, Professor of English, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
  • Dan Disney, Professor of English, Sogang University
  • Steven Capener, Professor of English, Seoul Women’s University
  • Peter Paik, Professor of English, Yonsei University


  • The Korea East-West Comparative Literature Association (KEASTWEST),
  • Dongguk University Digital Humanities LAB,
  • Kyungpook National University BK+ Educational Research Institute,
  • International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA),
  • Journal of Comparative Literature,
  • Alliance of Digital Humanities Organization (ADHO)


  • National Research Foundation of Korea (Korea-US Special Cooperation Project ((NRF-2022K2A9A2A20097740)
  • Dongguk University