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Research Cluster on Linguistics and Language Education Presents: Prof. Taeun Min on James Joyce, Ireland and Korea

Posted on: Jan 16, 2018

Research Cluster on Linguistics and Language Education proudly invites you to a presentation by CUE’s visiting scholar from South Korea, Professor Taeun Min on January 26 at noon in HA206. Prof Min presents “James Joyce, Ireland and Korea

Ireland was constructed as a woman victimized by a colonizing England, and Joyce in his work described her history as a “nightmare.” Similarly, Korea has a long history of suffering at the hands of a neighbor and of excruciating poverty. The intensity of sorrow lodged in the deepest recesses of the Irish and Korean psyche are implied in songs such as “the Lass of Aughrim” and the Korean “Arirang.” Professor Min from South Korea will share his experience in teaching Joyce in language and literature classroom in different countries.

Taeun Min is a Professor of English at Chonnam National University, and studied at Sogang University (B.A.) and Seoul National University (M.A.). He received his PhD from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He has served The James Joyce Society of Korea as the president. He is the author of James Joyce’s Novel (2001), Joyce’s Dublin (2005), and Joyce, Gender, and Aesthetics (2013).