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Korea Europe Center International Graduate student Symposium 2023

06.07.2023 - 08.07.2023

To build up a network among the young generation of Korean studies scholars in Europe, graduate students working on Korea-related themes in several European universities are invited to present their research.  Accompanied by their respective advisors, these students will present their findings over a period of three days.This year's event will also feature contributions from graduate students at George Washington University and Seoul National University, with a total of nine presentations scheduled.

KEC International Graduate student Symposium

KEC International Graduate student Symposium


Day 1 - Thursday, 6 July 2023, 16:00-18:00

16:00       Welcome address by Prof. Dr. Eun-jeung Lee (Berlin)

16:15       Keynote speech by Prof. Dr. Hyun Sook Oh (Seoul) - "Formation of Korean Children's Literature"

Day 2 - Friday, 7 July, 9:00-13:15

09:10       Chair: Prof. Dr. Miriam Lowensteinova (Prague)

Hyunjin Kim (Seoul)

A Study of Yi Sang’s Literary Works in Relation to his “Paradise Lost Mentality”

Jiye Seo (Paris)

Toward a Co-construction of historical narratives: the ethical turn in Korean history education

Matej Valosek (Prague)

The Korean War as a phenomenon between myth and propaganda

12:10                        Lunch (120min)

14:00       Chair: Prof. Dr. Hyun Sook OH (Seoul)

Jong-Ryun Baek (Seoul)

Notes toward a Korean Queer Literary History

Marla Koch (Berlin)

Research on Literature’s Role in the South Korean LGBTQ+ Community

16:00                        Coffee Break (30min)

16:30       Chair: Prof. Dr. Jisoo M. KIM (Washington)

Hye Won Nam (Seoul)

Utopian Imagination of the Joseon People: Arising from the Reality of LIfe and Crossing Horizontal Spatiality

Katherine Hye-Ryun Yang (Washington)

National Disgrace Vs. Sex Slaves: Competing South Korean and Japanese Feminist discourses on Kisaeng in the 1970s.

Day 3 - Saturday, 8 July 2023: 09:00-12:00

09:00       Chair: Prof. Dr. Marion Eggert (Bochum)

Youlim Kim (Bochum)

Representation of Unmarried Mothers in Contemporary Korean Novels

Suhon Lee (Berlin)

Banality of good: How a nation can enhance its willingness to protect refugees

11:00                          Coffee Break (15min)

11:15           Closing Remarks

Eun-jeung Lee (Berlin)   Hyun Sook OH (Seoul)

Jisoo M. KIM (GW)    Marion Eggert (Bochum)    Miriam Lowensteinova (Prague)

Zeit & Ort

06.07.2023 - 08.07.2023

Institute of Korean Studies

Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11

14195 Berlin

Weitere Informationen

Dr. Hojye Kang: hojye.kang [at] fu-berlin.de