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Vortrag, Maurizio Riotto, 16.12.2013, 17 Uhr

The adventure of translating Korean literature

Since 1990 Prof. Maurizio Riotto (1959-) teaches Korean Language and Literature at Naples’ University, the first institution to have opened a course of Korean Studies in Italy and the oldest university in the western world specialized in Oriental cultures. After obtaining a Master Degree at Palermo National University he took a Ph.D Degree at Rome National University. He also completed a Ph.D. course at the Department of Archaeology of Seoul National University. He was visiting scholar at Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan), at Hanyang University (Seoul) and at Korea University, Seoul. He was visiting professor at SungKyunKwan University, Seoul, in 2002/2003 and 2007/2008; at Sŏgang University, Seoul, in 2009-2013, and at Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, in 2013. His main fields of research are Pre-modern History of Korea, Korean Classic Literature and Comparative Studies. Altogether his publication list comprises more than 130 articles and 18 books on Korea, among them a number of translations (of classical as well as modern Korean literature).

Prof. Riotto’s, not only a productive scholar but also a very experienced translator, will give an overall talk on translation difficulties, rich in examples.

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