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Faculty – Dafna Zur

Assistant Professor
dafnaz@stanford.edu

Research Areas

  • Modern Korean literature and visual culture
  • Children’s literature of North and South Korea
  • Korean Folktales
  • Trauma and Memory in literature
  • Translation theory and practice

Education

  • Ph.D. University of British Columbia, 2011
  • M.A., University of British Columbia, 2002
  • B.A., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1998

Selected Publications

  • “Children’s Literature in Late Colonial Korea” (2012) In: Azaleas: Journal of Korean Literature and Culture (Vol. 5). David McCann, ed. Harvard University Press, 347-353.
  • “The Korean War in Children’s Picturebooks of the DPRK” (2011) In: Exploring North Korean Arts. Nuremberg: Verlag für moderne Kunst, 276-298.
  • “Representations of the Korean War in North and South Korean Children’s Literature” Korea 2010: Politics, Economy, Society (Vol. 4) : 271-300.
  • “’Whose War Were We Fighting?’ Constructing Memory and Managing Trauma in South Korean Children’s Fiction” International Research in Children’s Literature, 2.2 (December 2009): 192-209.
  • “Travel Across Time: Modern ‘Rewrites’ of Pak Chiwǒn’s Yǒrha Ilgi.” Acta Koreana Vol.8, no.2 (July): 49-64

Translations

  • 2012. Kim Yǒngha. “Ice Cream.” The Asia Literary Review. Vol 23. (http://www.asialiteraryreview.com/web/article/en/343)
  • 2012. Hyǒn Tǒk. “The Sky.” Forthcoming (March 2012) in Azaleas: Journal of Korean Literature and Culture (Vol. 5). David McCann, ed. Harvard University Press
  • 2011. Kim Yǒngha. “The Pager.” Waxen Wings: The Acta Koreana Anthology of Short Fiction From Korea. Bruce Fulton, ed. St.Paul: Koryo Press. 143-160
  • 2008. Sǒ Chǒng’o. The Toad Groom: Folk Tales from Old Korea, Bo-Leaf Press (USA)
  • 2008. Reading Korea: An Anthology of Modern Korean Literature. Anvil Press (Philippians)
  • 2007. Kim Yǒngha. “Their Last Visitor”, “This Tree of Yours.” Azaleas: Journal of Korean Literature and Culture (Vol. 1). David McCann, ed. Harvard University Press. pp. 9-36
  • 2006. Kim Yǒngha. “The Man Who Sold His Shadow.” Words Without Borders: The Online Magazine for International Literature (http://wordswithoutborders.org/article/the-man-who-sold-his-shadow/)
  • 2005. Kim Yǒngha. “The Man Who Sold His Shadow.” Korean Literature Today, The Korean Centre, International P.E.N, Korean Literature Translation Institute, pp. 102-124.
  • 2005. Kim Yǒngha. “Lizard”. Columbia Anthology of Modern Korean Short Stories, Columbia University Press. pp. 371-382

    • Courses

      • Print and Visual Culture in Colonial Korea
      • Consumption and Circulation of Korean Pop-Culture
      • Korean Literature in Translation
      • Advanced Readings in Korean Fiction
      • North and South Korean Children’s Literature
      • Translation Seminar
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