Seung-wook Baik

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Office Location: 
420 Williams Hall
Office Hours: 
Spring 2018: Monday 2-3pm and Thursday 3-4pm
Visiting Scholar

Seung-wook’s dissertation, Aproximación al decir narrativo castellano del siglo XV (2003) explores 15th century Spanish allegory, paying particular attention to the medieval rhetorical devices. His current research interests include comparative literature, focusing on the adaptation of Oriental parable collections in Spain, such as Kalila and Dimna, Barlaam and Josaphat, and Sendebar.

He has also published “Notas sobre la parábola Alegoría de los peligros del mundo de Calila y Dimna” (2016), “Transmisión del episodio de los ‘Cuatro Encuentros’ en versiones castellanas de Barlaam y Josafat” (2010), “Fantasía y realidad en la poesía narrativa castellana del siglo XV” (2007), “Notas sobre el decir narrativo, un género castellano del siglo XV” (2004), etc. Awards include research and travel grants from the International Association of Hispanistas (2013, 2010), the Cervantes Institute (2007), the Korean Ministry of Education (2017, 2014, 2013, 2012), the Korea Academic Research Council (2017), and the Literature Translation of Korea (2016).

 

 

 

Research Interests: 

15th-Century Spanish Literature; Medieval Allegory; Adaptation of Oriental Parable Collections in Spain; The Jesuits Report; Literary Interchange between the East and the West; Methodology for Teaching Spanish; Translation.

Education: 

BA, Korea University; MA, University of Pennsylvania; MA & PhD, Autonomous University of Madrid