Departments

Korean Language and Literature


  • Chair : Bang Min-ho
  • Location : bldg.1 / Room.326
  • Tel. : 02-880-6031, 6058

Introduction

The Department of Korean Language and Literature aims at the creative inheritance and development of Korean culture through the study of Korean language and literature. As Korean life is intertwined with its language, and the spirit of that life is contained within Korean literary works, the study of Korean language and literature likes at the core of Korean humanities. The Department of Korean language and Literature offers advanced training in Korean language and literature. The curriculum is divided into Korean linguistics, classical Korean literature, and modern Korean literature. Undergraduates are required to take courses in all three areas so as to get sound training in the basic features of Korean language and literature. Such knowledge serves well not only those destined to go on to graduate studies in the field, but also aids those working in various careers after graduation.

Students run various extracurricular activities through the department’s Student Association, whose chair and officers are elected every year. The elected officers serve other students in the department by organizing departmental events and looking after student welfare. Undergraduates in the department also belong to various student-led “academic societies” according to their respective interests. Such academic gatherings are run autonomously by students and anyone is free to join them. At the gatherings, students are able to inform themselves of a broad range of subjects in addition to their fields of interest. The academic societies were formed with the purpose of providing a forum for free and earnest exchange of opinions between students on the state of affairs in Korean society and on the rightful stance of the intellectual vis-à-vis on-going events in society.

After graduation, students seek employment on the job market or enroll in graduate studies. In the past most have worked as journalists, producers and writers, as junior-high and high school teachers, as novelist, poets and literary critics, and as copywriters in the advertising industry or in the financial sector (banks, securities firms, credit card firms, insurance companies). Nowadays, however, many students also go on to work in internet-related companies and multimedia firms. As for those continuing on to advanced studies in graduate school, while some choose to seek employment after obtaining the master’s degree, most choose to continue on to the doctoral program. Those graduating with a ph.D. may be found teaching at universities throughout the country, playing leading roles in the field of Korean language and literature.

List of Professor

Name Major Contact E-mail
Kim Dae-Joong
Associate Professor
Korean Literature(Sino-Korean Literature) 02-880-6054 niemand@snu.ac.kr
Kim Seong-Kyu
Professor
Korean linguistics(Phonological History) 02-880-9194 kyukor@snu.ac.kr
Kim You-Joong
Professor
Korean literature-modern Korean poetry 02-880-6050 chumdankim@snu.ac.kr
Kim Joung-Uck
Professor
Korean literature modern Korean novel 02-880-6051 novelica@snu.ac.kr
Kim Chang-sop
Professor
Korean linguistics Korean grammar theory 02-880-6035 kcsro@snu.ac.kr
Kim Hyun
Professor
Korean linguistics Korean phonology 02-880-6071 kim0219@snu.ac.kr
Mun Suk-Yeong
Associate Professor
Korean linguistics Korean grammar theory 02-880-6052 suyeong@snu.ac.kr
Park Jin-Ho
Professor
Korean linguistics Korean syntax 02-880-2497 synpjh@snu.ac.kr
Park Hee-Byung
Professor
Korean literature classical Korean prose 02-880-6061 chillwon@snu.ac.kr
Bang Min-Ho
Professor
Korean literature modern Korean novel 02-880-9095 rady@snu.ac.kr
Seo Cheol-Won
Associate Professor
Korean literature classical Korean poetry 02-880-6048 sanoe765@snu.ac.kr
Son Yu-Kyuong
Associate Professor
Korean literature modern novel and criticism 02-880-6053 kyung75@snu.ac.kr
Shin Bum-Soon
Professor
Korean literature modern Korean poetry 02-880-6042 shimk777@snu.ac.kr
Yang Seung-Gook
Professor
Korean literature modern Korean drama 02-880-6044 kdrama@snu.ac.kr
Lee Jong-Mook
Professor
Korean literature Sino-Korean poetry 02-880-1446 mook1446@snu.ac.kr
Lee Hyeon-Hee
Professor
Korean linguistics history of Korean grammar 02-880-6056 hhlee@snu.ac.kr
Chang So-Won
Professor
Korean linguistics_text linguistics 02-880-6032 sowon@snu.ac.kr
Jun Young-Chul
Professor
Korean linguistics Korean semantics 02-880-9075 ycjun@snu.ac.kr
Jung Byung-Sul
Professor
Korean literature classical Korean novel 02-880-6036 jung30@snu.ac.kr
Jung Seung-Chul
Professor
Korean linguistics Korean dialectology 02-880-6033 scjung@snu.ac.kr
Cho Hae-Sug
Professor
Korean literature classical Korean poetry 02-880-1484 chs1484@snu.ac.kr
Cho Hyun-Soul
Professor
Korean literature oral literature 02-880-9290 soulcho@snu.ac.kr
Hwang Seon-Yeop
Professor
Korean linguistics_history of Korean language 02-880-6102 hsy@snu.ac.kr
Charles La Shure
Associate Professor
Korean literature oral literature 02-880-1381 nasuho73@snu.ac.kr
Lee Jin-Ho
Associate Professor
Korean linguistics(phonology) 02-880-6069 ljh1@snu.ac.kr