Nation as an "Imagined and "Melancholy" Community: Folklore and Ambivalent Cultural Unity in William Butler Yeats and Sowol Kim


Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 12:00pm to 1:30pm


Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States

Harvard-Yenching Institute Weekly Talk Series - Co-sponsored by the Korea Institute

People Involved:
Ill Hwan Yoon, Department of English Language and Literature, Pusan National University, Korea; Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar
Chaired by David McCann, the Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature, Harvard University
Contact Person: Elaine Witham

Yoon Il Hwan (Ph.D., Dept. of English, SUNY-Buffalo) is Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Pusan National University. His expertise is in British and American romantic and modern poetry. His recent research interests include a complex intellectual and cultural history of 19th and 20th century British and American poetry, and historical materialism of social structure and cultural change reflected in Romantic and Modern writers. He has also examined the way the invention of the individual body, the emergence of colonialism, and capitalist market had made a deep impact on the psychology and poetics of the writers in the period.