Dong Hwan (Alex) Chun

Graduate Fellow, 2021-22

Dong Hwan (Alex) Chun is a Ph.D. candidate in English examining the various ways in which early modern writers attempted to converse with the ancients. In particular, he looks at how literary productions of Renaissance humanists were influenced and shaped by their discourse with classical authors as well as by contemporary cultural interactions. He explores how they collaborated with classical authors to produce dynamic systems of meanings that spoke to early modern worldviews and socio-political conditions.