Ji-Eun Lee

Ji-Eun Lee

Associate Professor of Korean Language and Literature
Head of the Korean Section​
PhD, Harvard University
research interests:
  • Construction of gender in modern and contemporary Korean literature and film
  • Domesticity and travels by Colonial Korean woman writers
  • Print culture and readership in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Memory and ethics in post-Cold War Korean literature
  • Translation
  • Digital humanities
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contact info:

office hours:

  • ON LEAVE FALL 2019

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
    CB 1111
    ONE BROOKINGS DR.
    ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899
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Professor Lee's research and teaching focus on Korean literature and civilization. She is working on two writing projects: a book-length study on memory and space in post-Cold War Korean literature; and domesticity and travels by Colonial Korean woman writers.

Selected Publications

Courses Taught

  • L51 223C Korean Civilization
  • L51 352 Literature of Modern and Contemporary Korea
  • L51 355 Topics in Korean Literature & Culture: Constructing Gender
  • L51 437 Contemporary Korean I: Topics in Korean Literature and Culture
  • L51 455 Topics in Korean Literature and Culture