UKH English Literature Lecturer’s Article Wins BADS Translation Prize of the Year

January 3, 2024

Dr. Di Wu, lecturer at UKH’s School of Social Sciences (SSS) has published an article which has won the Translation Prize Winner of the Year by the British Association of Decadence Studies (BADS). Dr. Wu’s article is titled “Park Young-hee, ‘A Ward Woven with Moonlight’ (1923): A Translation with an Overview of Korean Decadence” which was published by Volupté: Interdisciplinary Journal of Decadence Studies, the leading peer-reviewed academic journal of Decadence Studies in the field English Literary Study in the United Kingdom.

The journal is affiliated with the Decadence Research Centre (DRC), Department of English and Creative Writing, Goldsmiths, University of London. Volupté is an MLA-indexed online journal of decadence from antiquity to the present. It appears each year in Spring and Autumn and brings together in themed issues creative and critical approaches to the fast-growing field of decadence studies.

Dr. Wu joined the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr in October 2023 as a Lecturer in English Literature. Prior to this, she held Lecturer/Assistant Professor position in English Language and Literature at institutions including Hainan-Bielefeld University, Sun Yat-sen University, and a postdoctoral position at the Institute of Foreign Literary Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University. Dr. Wu obtained her doctorate in English and Comparative Literary Studies from the University of Warwick with full scholarship from Warwick University and the China Scholarship Council. Following her doctoral studies, she was awarded the competitive Early Career Fellowship at Warwick’s Institute of Advanced Studies (2019-2020) and later served as a Research Assistant in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies (2020-2021).