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Dr. Kyoung-Jin Lee

Seoul National University

Fellow in Research Area 4: "Literary Currencies"

Kyoung-Jin Lee is an associate professor in the Department of German Language and Literature at Seoul National University. She received her PhD from the University of Bonn in 2013 with the dissertation Die deutsche Romantik und das Ethische der Übersetzung. Die literarischen Übersetzungsdiskurse Herders, Schleiermachers, Goethes, Novalis', der Brüder Schlegel und Benjamins (Königshausen & Neumann 2014), and has published several essays on Friedrich Schlegel and his early Romanticism. She is also an active translator, having translated Giorgio Agamben’s The Coming Community, three books by W.G. Sebald (Luftkrieg und Literatur, Campo Santo and Logis in einem Landhaus), T.W. Adorno’s Aspekte des neuen Rechtsradikalismus and, most recently, Siegfried Kracauer’s The Theory of Film into Korean (with T.H. Kim). Her research interests focus on early Romanticism, the cultural representations of Auschwitz and German intellectual history, including literary and translation theory.

Research Project at EXC "Temporal Communities": 

Stylistics and Stylistic Translation: History and Prospects