Beginning in Fall 2019, IKS holds a Korean literature essay contest each fall semester to promote the reading of Korean literature amongst students at Indiana University. Each year, IKS selects a work of Korean literature in translation and invites students to submit essays about the novel. First, second, and third place prizes are awarded based on originality, content, and style. Starting in 2020, we partnered with the George Washington University Institute for Korean Studies to hold the event together.
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