About

I have been teaching literatures in English and critical theory at the Department of English, Dongguk University since 1991 after I got his Ph. D. at the University of Missouri-Columbia. I am currently Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at Dongguk University, and Jack Ma Chair Professor at College of International Studies, Hangzhou Normal University, China. I have served as Director and Dean of International Relations (2005-6), and Dean of College of the Humanities (2017-2019). I have been serving as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of English Language and Literature (2013-2021) and President of English Language and Literature Association of Korea (2012-13) and Jacques Lacan and Contemporary Psychoanalysis Society of Korea (2008-2010). I was Visiting Professor at Cornell University (1998-1999) and Sapporo Gakuin University (2009) in Japan, and the Visiting Scholar (2007-8, 2015-6) and faculty affiliate of East Asia Center (2011-14) at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. I had served domestically in Korea as President of William Butler Yeats Society of Korea (2000-2002) and English Language and Literature Association of Korea(2012-2013); internationally as Vice President of IASIL(International Association of the Study of Irish Literatures, Headquarter in Ireland, 2009-2019) and IAELC(International Association of Ethical Literary Criticism, Headquarter in China, 2012-2020), and Executive Council Member of ICLA (International Comparative Literature Association, 2019-2022), Advisory Committee Member of Institute of World Literature of Harvard University (2013-16) and council members and editorial board members of many other international associations and society. I have received major research grant from the Korea Research Foundation for the “Trans Media, Digital Humanities, and World Literature” project (2017-2020) and “Transnationalism and Cultural Translation” (2008-2011) and many others. 
I received the Minister of Education Order of Merit Award for Enhancement of the Humanities, Distinguished Research Award & Dongguk University Lifetime Award for Scholarly Achievement, The Newbridge Silver Literary Award for Scholarly Achievement in the field of Gerard Manley Hopkins Scholarship from the International Hopkins Society, and The Feeney Award of the International Hopkins Society, Distinguished Teaching Award from Dongguk University, Teaching Abroad Fellow from the Korea Research Foundation of Korea & The Ministry of Education, Korea, Department of Asian Studies Teaching Fellowship from Cornell University, The IASAIL-JAPAN (International Association of the Studies for the Anglo-Irish Literature-Japan) Fellow for Asian Scholars, and so forth.
I served as Advisory Council Member, Daesan Culture Foundation, South Korea, Non-Resident Program Manager at Directorate of the Humanities and Social Sciences, National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea, South Korea (CRB: Chief Review Board), Committee Member of Humanities Enhancement Project at National Research Foundation of Korea, South Korea, Organizing Committee Member of World Humanities Forum, UNESCO & MEST (Ministry of Education and Science and Technology), South Korea, and so forth.
My current interest is Yeats, Hopkins, Pound, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and modern and contemporary Irish, British and American poetry, transnationalism, cultural translation, world literature, digital humanities, AI and Big Data. I wrote articles and books on modern and contemporary poetries in English, critical theory, psychoanalysis, comparative literature and world literature, Digital Humanities.

Education

2017 (Summer May 24-May 28): Lacan Seminar, GIFRIC-Laval Univ., Quebec, Canada
2016 (Summer May 24-May 28): Lacan Seminar, GIFRIC-Laval Univ., Quebec, Canada
2008 (Summer May 24-May 28): Lacan Seminar, GIFRIC-Laval Univ., Quebec, Canada
2006 (Summer June 3-June 12): Lacan Seminar, GIFRIC-Laval Univ., Quebec, Canada
1998 (Summer: June 1-7): Lacan Seminar, Laval Univ., Quebec, Canada
1997 (Summer): School of Criticism & Theory, Cornell Univ., USA
1997 (Summer: July 1-7): Lacan Seminar, Laval Univ., Quebec, Canada
1996 (Summer: July 1-7): Lacan Seminar, Laval University,Quebec, Canada
1990 (Summer: School of Criticism & Theory, Dartmouth College, USA
1985: Literary Criticism Summer Seminar, Georgetown University, USA

2004 (Summer: July 29-August 12): Yeats Summer School, Sligo, Ireland
2003 (Summer: July 30-August 12): Yeats Summer School, Sligo, Ireland
2002 (Summer: July 30-August 12): Yeats Summer School, Sligo, Ireland
2001 (Summer: July 29-August 12): Yeats Summer School, Sligo, Ireland
2000 (Summer: July 29-August 12): Yeats Summer School, Sligo, Ireland
1999 (Summer: July 29-August 12): Yeats Summer School, Sligo, Ireland
1998 (Summer: July 29-August 12): Yeats Summer School, Sligo, Ireland
1997 (Summer: Aug. 1-15): Yeats Summer School, Sligo, Ireland
1996 (Summer: Aug. 3-18): Yeats Summer School, Sligo, Ireland


1987-1991 (May): Ph. D. English, University of Missouri-Columbia
1980: M.A. in English. Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea
1978: A.B. in English. Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea

Publications

Recent Articles:
2020
“Sublime and Technology.” Journal of English Language and Literature 66.1 (Spring 2020): 3-
“The Poetics of AI and Posthumanism” Forum for World Literature Studies 12.1 (Spring 2020): 1-19.
“Poetry and Psychoanalysis: The Ethics of Desire in W. B. Yeats’s Poetic Discourse.” Interdisciplinary Studies of Literature 4.2(Summer 2020): 16-38.
2019
“ Yeats’s noh and world drama: foreign form in tandem with local materials,” Neohelicon 46 (June 2019): 81-96.
2018
“Scale, Untranslatability, Cultural Translation, and World Literature.” Journal of English Language and Literature 64.3 (Fall 2018), 453-468.
“Postmodern Sublime in Yeats.” Yeats Journal of Korea. 57 (Winter 2018), 81-97.
“Structured Data in Digital Humanities and World Literature: From Close Reading to Distant Viewing.” The Journal of East-West Comparative Literature 46 (Winter 2018), 427-457.
2017
“Poetics of Writing: The Spiritual Other in William Butler Yeats’s A Vision,” Journal of English Language and Literature 63.4 (Winter 2017), 632-648.
“Cultural Translation and World Literature in Korea,” Comparative Literature Studies 54.1 (Spring 2017), 89-106..
“Poetry and Cultural Translation: A Close Reading of Ezra Pound’s Translation,” The Journal of East-West Comparative Literature 40 (Summer 2017), 317-338.
“Border Crossing, Cultural Translation, and Ethnic Identity and Transnational Literature,” Foreign Literature Studies 39.1 (Spring 2017): 90-91.
2016
“Yeatsian Perspective for the World Literature,” Yeats Journal of Korea, 2016
“Introduction: Ethics of Reading in World Literature and Ethical Literary Criticism,” Forum for World Literature Studies, 2016
2015
“The Ethics of Ekphrasis in the 21st Century American Fiction,” Journal of English Language and Literature 61.4 (Winter 2015), 577-593.
“Gerard Manley Hopkins’s Poetics of Extasy: From Spiritual To Poetic,” Foreign Literature Studies (August 2015): 22-31.

Projects

Projects/Grants
2017-2020: PI. Research Grant from Korea Research Foundation for the “Trans Media, Digital Humanities, and World Literature”
2018-2019: PI. Research Grant from Dongguk University for “World Literature and Digital Humanities” 
2014-2015: PI. Research Grant from Korea Research Foundation for the “Transnationalism and the Humanities”
2009-2011: PI: Research Grant from Korea Research Foundation for the “Transnationalism and Cultural Translation”

Memberships

PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES-INTERNATIONAL:

2019 – Present: Executive Committee Member, ICLA (International Comparative Literature Association)
2019 – Present: Executive Committee Member, International Ezra Pound Association
2018 – Present: Editorial Board Member, Foreign Literature Studies, China
2017 – Present: International Advisory Board Member, CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, Purdue University Press, USA
2016 – Present: Editorial Board Member, International William Butler Yeats Journal, Ireland
2016 – Present: Executive Council Member, International William Butler Yeats Society, Ireland
2013 – 2017: Advisory Board Member, Institute of World Literature, Harvard University, USA.
2012 – 2022: Vice-President, International Association of the Ethical Literary Criticism (IAELC), China
2009 – 2019: Vice-Chair for The Third World, The International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL), Ireland
2007 – Present: Advisory Board Member, Centre for the International Study of Literatures in English, University of Innsbruck, Austria.
2004 – 2018: Secretary, Conference Committee, International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS)
1997 – 2005: Foreign Correspondent of The Journal of the Psychoanalysis of Culture & Society (JPCS), USA
1996 – 2009: Representative of The International Association for the Study of Irish  Literatures (IASIL), Ireland
1995 – 2005: Literature Committee Member, Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture & Society (APCS), USA
1983 – Present: Member of the MLA (Modern Language Association), USA

PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES-KOREA

2017 – 2019: President of Council for Private Univ. Deans of the Humanities, Republic of Korea
2013 – 2021: Editor-in-Chief, Journal of English Language and Literature (JELL),Granted as the Distinguished Journal in the Humanities from the National Research Foundation of Korea
2012 – 2013: President of ELLAK (English Language & Literature Association of Korea), Korea
2008 – 2010: President, The Society of Lacan and Contemporary Psychoanalysis of Korea
2007 – 2009: Chair of the Editorial Board and Editor-in-Chief of JELL (Journal of English Language & Literature, a Journal of ELLAK)
2003 – 2005: Editorial Board Member, The T.S. Eliot Journal of Korea
2003 – 2006: Editorial Board Member, The Journal of British & American Poetry, Korea.
2001 – 2003: IT Director, ELLAK (English Language & Literature Association of Korea)
2000 – 2001: Secretary General of The Society of Lacan and Contemporary Psychoanalysis of Korea
2000 – 2002: President, Yeats Society of Korea
1999 – 2005: Editorial Committee Member of the Korea Association of the Translation
1997 – 1998: Secretary of Foreign Affairs of The T.S. Eliot Society
1997 – 2005: Secretary of Foreign Affairs of The Society of Criticism & Theory of Korea
1993 – 2001: Editor of The Yeats Journal of Korea
1992 – 1997: Editor of The Journal of British & American Poetry, Seoul, Korea.
1992 – 1997: Treasurer of The Society of Criticism & Theory of Korea
1992 – 1995: Vice-President of The Yeats Society of Korea
1991 – 1992: Secretary General of The Yeats Society of Korea

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