Yoon Sun Yang

Title
Assistant Professor of Korean & Comparative Literature
Convener of Korean
Office
STH 604
Email
yyoonsun@bu.edu
Phone
617-358-6151
Education
BA, Yonsei University (South Korea)
MA, Yonsei University; State University of New York at Stony Brook (Stony Brook University)
PhD, University of Chicago

Fall 2014 Office Hours: Tuesday 9:20-10:50am, Thursday 12:40-1:40pm and 3:30-4 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 From Domestic Women to Sentimental Youths: The Rise of Modern Korean Fiction, 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 and 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 recent publications are “Enlightened Daughter, Benighted Mother: Yi Injik’s ‘Tears of Blood’ and Early Twentieth Century Korean Domestic Fiction” (positions: asia critique 22 (1), Winter 2014), Review of Ruth Barraclough’s Factory Girl Literature (The Journal of Asian Studies 72 (4), 2013), and “From Female Ghosts to Ghostly Womanhood: Mt. Ch’iak (1908-1911) and Birth of Modern Korean Fiction” (Comparative Literature Studies, December 2014 [forthcoming])

Yoon Sun Yang’s CV