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Jahyon Park

Visiting Assistant Professor of Korean


PHD Cornell University

Jahyon Park

Jahyon Park is a specialist in modern and contemporary Korean literature, media, and cinema. Her research centers on the portrayal and reception of gender images and minority groups within contemporary Korean media, with a particular emphasis on the reception of new media webtoons and their transmedia content. Her work delves into novel theories regarding genre logic and reception theory. She has contributed chapters to publications, including “Webtoon and Intimacy: Reception of North Korean Defectors’ Survival Narratives” in South Korean Popular Culture and North Korea, as well as “Crying Men Watching Webtoons: Misaeng and Korean Male Audiences” in the volume Here Comes the Flood: Perspectives of Gender, Sexuality, and Stereotype in the Korean Wave. Currently, she is writing her forthcoming book titled Webtoons and Masculinity: Melodrama and Sympathetic Imagination in Contemporary Korean Digital Media.

Dr. Park received her B.A. from Columbia University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University.

Academic Affiliations

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Spring 2024
CEAS 239 - 01
Gender & Genre in Korean Film

KREA 206 - 01
Intermediate Korean II

KREA 218 - 01
Advanced Korean II