Hang-Sun Kim

Language Coordinator and Assistant Professor of German, Teaching Stream

Contact info

hangsun.kim@utoronto.ca

Office
University of Toronto
Odette Hall 307
50 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1J4

Phone 416-926-2301
Fax: 416-926-2329
Secretary: 416-926-2324

Office Hours

Thu 1-3 & by appointment

Classes 2017-18

GER 100Y1/*102Y1/101HS Introduction to German I (L0601), Mon/Wed 2-4 pm
GER 300 Y Intermediate German (L0101), Mon/Wed 10-12 noon
GER 220H S German literature in translation, Fri 2-4 pm
CCR 199H S Cities, Real and Imagined, Wed 2-4 pm
GER1820H F The Teaching and Learning of German, Thu 10-12 noon

Background

Ph.D. Harvard University 2012

I received my MA in Germanic Languages and Literatures from the University of Toronto and completed my doctoral work at Harvard in 2012. My dissertation examines Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s literary representation of the crisis of authorship at the turn of the 20th century. Focusing on Hofmannsthal’s fictional letters and poetological reflections, it explores the slippery relationship between the author and the medium of his art, the origin of the symbol, and the status of literature in an age of ever-growing media competition.

My current research interests include foreign language pedagogy, turn-of-the-century Vienna, philosophy of language, philosophy of aesthetics, and contemporary translingual literature by transcultural German-language authors.

Before joining the German Department at the University of Toronto, I taught at Harvard and the Goethe-Institut Toronto.