Departments

English Language and Literature


  • Chair : PARK Yong-Yae
  • Location : bldg.2 / Room.109
  • Tel. : 02-880-6078

Introduction

The Department of English Language and Literature trains students in English language skills necessary for scholarly research, and provides students with in-depth knowledge of a broad range of subjects in the fields of English linguistics and literature. Students may specialize either in English linguistics or English and American literature. Undergraduates are required to take a broad range of courses in both linguistics and literature in order to build up their language skills. The literature concentration consists of courses in poetry, novels, drama, and literary criticism. Extensive coursework in these various genres not only enables students to appreciate English and American literature, but provides them with important literary skills: composition, literary analysis and criticism. The linguistics concentration consists of required coursework in English grammar, the history of the development of the English language, and English phonetics.

Courses in English conversation and composition help students master colloquial English. In addition, the department supports students participating in English-only immersion programs during the summer and winter breaks. After such training at the undergraduate level, students who wish to become professional scholars go on to advanced studies in the graduate program.

Departmental extracurricular activities for undergraduates include field trips; foreign language drama festivals, where students majoring in English direct, produce and act in English-language plays; and volunteer work programs in the countryside. Aside from the department’s Student Association, there are student clubs such as the Baseball Team, the Computer Club and the Christian Students Association.

Graduates of the department have played a crucial role in the field of English language and literature within Korea, and this role is only likely to increase in the future. Graduates of the department have found success as writers and literary critics, as shown by the example of many graduates active in those fields. Many graduates of the department have pursued successful careers in politics, government, business, and industry as well.

List of Professor

Name Major Contact E-mail
Kang Woosung
Professor
American literature, Critical theories 02-880-6096 woosungkang@snu.ac.kr
Harim Kwon
Associate Professor
Phonetics, Laboratory Phonology 02-880-6112 harimkwon@snu.ac.kr
Kwon Heokseung
Professor
History of the English language, English corpus linguistics 02-880-6357 hskwon@snu.ac.kr
Kim Myung-Hwan
Professor
19th century British and American novel 02-880-9079 kmh@snu.ac.kr
Kim Bomin
Associate Professor
16-17th century English literature 02-880-6101 turingkat@snu.ac.kr
Kim, Jungha
Associate Professor
American Literature, Critical Theory 02-880-6104 hahakim@snu.ac.kr
Kim Hyon-Jin
Professor
English literature Middle English literature 02-880-6086 hyonjin@snu.ac.kr
Kim Haejoo
Assistant Professor
19th century British literature 02-880-5998 haejookim@snu.ac.kr
Na Eunha
Associate Professor
Modern and contemporary drama 02-880-6111 eunhana@snu.ac.kr
Min Eun Kyung
Professor
18th century British literature 02-880-8878 eunmin@snu.ac.kr
Park Yong-Yae
Professor
Applied linguistics_discourse analysis 02-880-6100 parky@snu.ac.kr
Bong Joon-Soo
Professor
20th century British and American poetry 02-880-1441 jsbong@snu.ac.kr
Son Youngjoo
Professor
20th century British novel, critical theories 02-880-9110 yjson@snu.ac.kr
Sohn Chang Yong
Professor
Old English, Historical Phonology 02-880-6093 cysohn@snu.ac.kr
Song Mi-Jeong
Professor
Applied English linguistics 02-880-6427 mjs@snu.ac.kr
Shin Hyoung Cheol
Associate Professor
Comparative Literature 02-880-6107 poetica7@snu.ac.kr
An Jee-Hyun
Professor
American literature 02-880-9196 jan@snu.ac.kr
Ye Sul Oh
Assistant Professor
Modern and contemporary poetry 02-880-1440 ysohesso@snu.ac.kr
Yoo Eun-Jung
Professor
English syntax 02-880-6094 ejyoo@snu.ac.kr
Yi Dongshin
Professor
American and British literature after 19th century 02-880-6097 dolphispot@snu.ac.kr
Mi Jeong Lee
Assistant Professor
Modern British Novel 02-880-6099 mijeonglee@snu.ac.kr
Lee Yong-Won
Professor
Applied linguistics, English language assessment 02-880-2536 ylee01@snu.ac.kr
Lee Jungmee
Associate Professor
Semantics 02-880-6105 jungmeelee@snu.ac.kr
Lee Jae-Young
Professor
English phonology, English phonetics 02-880-6091 jaelee@snu.ac.kr
Lim Jane
Associate Professor
18th century British novel 02-880-6103 janelim@snu.ac.kr
Cho Son-Jeong
Professor
19th century British novel, feminism 02-880-6095 sjcho@snu.ac.kr
Han Suh-Reen
Professor
British Romantic Literature 02-880-6106 hanserene@snu.ac.kr
Vanessa Lim
Assistant Professor
English Renaissance 02-880-6077 vanessalim@snu.ac.kr