Ph.D. Student in Slavic Languages and Literatures, admitted Autumn 2016
2014: M.A., Russian Language and Literature, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
2011: B.A., Russian Language and Literature, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Jiyoung Hong is a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University. She is writing a dissertation (tentatively titled “Lit Russia: Illumination, Surveillance and Urban Illusion”) arguing that motifs of artificial light in works by Russian writers who are associated with different literary movements characterize their creation of new types of characters with increased subjectivity. Her project brings the history of artificial light into the discussion of vision and subjectivity in late-eighteenth and mid-nineteenth-century Russian literature.
Master's Thesis Title: A study on Nabokov’s Despair: The Art of Tapestry and Novel writing (advisor: Jean Young Kim)