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Hyun Jung Kong

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B.A. in English Language and Literature (Top of Class Graduate), Sookmyung Women’s University, South Korea, 2016.
M.A. in Comparative Literature, Seoul National University, South Korea, 2019.


Hyun Jung Kong is a first-year Ph.D. Student in Comparative Literature and Asian Studies. Before coming to Penn State, Hyun studied English Language and Literature in the undergraduate program and Comparative Literature in the master program. Her research interests have revolved around the development of modernism and postmodernism in East Asia, representation of body and senses, and media aesthetics.