The Korean Literature Essay Contest is open to all undergraduate students attending Indiana University and our four partner universities: University of Illinois, Purdue University, University of Kentucky, and University of Louisville. Participants will read an English translated Korean novel Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982, and submit a 1,000 - 1,250 word critical essay.
To learn about this Korean Best Seller before starting to read, check out the reviews on NPR & The New York Times.
The application deadline is December 15, 2020, or until the maximum number of applications is reached. The applicants will submit their essays by January 31, 2020. Any Students interested in learning more about Korean literature and culture are encouraged to apply. Please register by December 15, 2020!
Eligible Participants: Undergraduate students currently enrolled in Indiana University and our four partner universities: University of Illinois, Purdue University, University of Kentucky, and University of Louisville.
Application deadline: December 15, 2020
Submission deadline: January 31, 2021
Essay Requirement: A 1,000 - 1,250 word critical essay in English
Essay Guideline: Click here for the detailed guideline
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