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Hyunjip Kim

Hyunjip Kim

M.A. Candidate in Language and Literature
B.A. (Hons) Literae Humaniores, Magdalen College, University of Oxford, 2016

My passion for ancient literature started with Catullus and Aristophanes, whom I first read a few years before going up to university. This turned out to be more than calf love, so I decided to read Classics at Oxford. Although I hope in the long run to give attention both to Greek and Latin, my present focus is primarily on Greek literature of the classical period, especially Attic drama. I am especially interested in how literature reflects contemporary concerns, and in philosophical and aesthetic reflections in literature; for example, I wish to explore the interrelationship between rhetoric and drama, and dramatic representation of subjectivity and selfhood. I am just as keen on close reading, or, simply put, literary criticism that does not point beyond literature towards something else.