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  • Dafna Zur

    Dafna Zur

    Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures

    BioDafna Zur is an Associate Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Stanford University. She teaches courses on Korean literature, cinema, and popular culture. Her book, Figuring Korean Futures: Children’s Literature in Modern Korea (Stanford University Press, 2017), traces the affective investments and coded aspirations made possible by children’s literature in colonial and postcolonial Korea. She is working on a new project on moral education in science and literary youth magazines in postwar North and South Korea. She has published articles on North Korean science fiction, the Korean War in North and South Korean children’s literature, childhood in cinema, and Korean popular culture. Her translations of Korean fiction have appeared in wordwithoutborders.org, The Columbia Anthology of Modern Korean Short Stories, and the Asia Literary Review.

  • Arnold Zwicky

    Arnold Zwicky

    Adjunct Professor

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsResearch areas:
    Syntactic theory: Construction-based syntax
    Syntactic variation
    The advice literature on grammar, usage, and style
    Morphological theory: Lexeme-based, realizational morphology
    Theory of grammar: Interfaces between phonology, morphology, and syntax
    Language, gender, and sexuality
    The language of comics