Kyung Lee Gagum

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2017

Kyung Lee Gagum began the joint PhD. Transcultural German Studies program in 2010, and spent her second year working and team teaching in the Herder-Institut at the University of Leipzig. While in Leipzig, she taught a masters seminar on how to use German literature to teach German in a German as a foreign language and German as a second language classroom. As an adjunct instructor at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), she taught and assisted in piloting German online courses 111, 112, and 211. She also developed and taught an introduction to Korean language and culture online course. As an instructor at the University of Arizona, Kyung Lee taught German 101, 102, 202, 211, 202, and 300. She also taught German 392 (Study Abroad in Leipzig 2016). She was also assigned as a TA for general education courses German 160 C and 160 A. In 2017 she completed her dissertation, which is entitled The Manga Boom: The Recent Fairy-Tale Transculturation between Germany and East Asia. Her dissertation shows how German literary traditions have prompted the creation of new genre fusions in contemporary Japanese and Korean culture. In August 2017 she will join the Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.