Yoon Sun Yang
Assistant Professor of Korean & Comparative Literature
Convener of Korean
BA, Yonsei University (South Korea)
MA, Yonsei University; State University of New York at Stony Brook (Stony Brook University)
PhD, University of Chicago
- STH 604
Spring 2013 Office Hours: TU 9:30-11 am, TH 3:30-5 PM.
Professor Yang, trained in Korean literature, comparative literature, and East Asian literature and culture, focuses her current research on turn-of-the-20th-century Korean fiction, gender, and colonialism. She is now at work on a book manuscript tentatively titled The Rise of Modern Korean Fiction: From Domestic Women to Sentimental Men, 1906-1917. Selected by the Daesan Foundation as a recipient of the 2011 Grant for Translation, Research, and Publication of Korean Literary Works, this manuscript aims to give a gender-conscious, post-colonial account of the beginnings of modern Korean prose fiction. Prior to joining Boston University in the Fall of 2012, she was Assistant Professor of Korean Studies at Arizona State University. Professor Yang’s teaching interests include Korean and East Asian literature, culture, and film, gender studies, and literary and cultural theory. Her article “Enlightened Daughter, Benighted Mother: Yi Injik’s ‘Tears of Blood’ and Early Twentieth Century Korean Domestic Fiction” will appear in positions: east asia cultures critique (forthcoming).