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A renowned Korean Professor to teach Korean literature and film courses in the spring of 2018
October 03, 2017

Professor Seong-kon Kim, Professor Emeritus of Seoul National University and President of the Literary Translation Institute of Korea (a ministerial appointment with the Government of the Republic of Korea), is scheduled to teach Korean Literature in Translation and Korean Culture through Film in the spring of 2018. He will be in residence as CCAS Dean's Global Distinguished Scholar in the Humanities.

An internationally renowned author, translator, and literary critic, Professor Kim is widely recognized as a pioneer in postmodernism, post-colonialism, and cultural studies in Korea.

Professor Kim received his Ph.D. in English from SUNY/Buffalo and studied comparative literature at Columbia University under Professor Edward W. Said. 

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Professor Kim has received, among others, the SUNY/Buffalo Internationally Distinguished Alumni Award, CU Distinguished Alumnus Award, and the Fulbright Distinguished Alumnus Award. In 2013, Professor Kim received a medal from the Czech Republic and in 2014 an Order of Distinguished Service (Jade) from the President of the Republic of Korea. In May of this year, SUNY conferred on him an honorary doctorate in recognition of the profound impact Professor Kim has had “as a cultural and literary bridge between Korea and the United States.”

We are truly honored to have Professor Kim as a visiting professor.

You can read more about Professor Kim here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Seong-kon