About

jan creutzenberg (c) Il-soo Hyun

Photo: Il-soo Hyun

My name is Jan Creutzenberg. I hold an M.A. degree in theatre studies, cultural studies and philosophy (Freie Universität and Humboldt Universität Berlin) and am interested in Korean culture, particularly music and theatre. I am a PhD-candidate at the Institute of Theatre Studies of Freie Universität since 2011 and just submitted my dissertation on pansori, a traditional Korean art of singing-storytelling.

I gave German language classes at Seoul Foreign Language High School (2013–15) and Korea University: Sejong Campus (2015). I am now working as an assistant professor at the Department of German Language and Literature of Sungshin University. From 2011 until 2013 I also worked full-time as a project assistant at Goethe-Institut Korea and continue to coordinate the “Asian Composers Showcase”, a joint project of Goethe-Institut and Tongyeong International Music Festival.

I also translate Korean articles and literary texts into German and have written on Korean culture, theatre, and art for various print and online outlets. For more information, please see the respective sections of this blog in the menu bar above. In addition, you can find out (a little bit) more about my academic activities at Academia.edu.

Since moving from Berlin to Seoul in April 2010, I use this blog to record thoughts on literature and research that relates to Korea, as well as my impressions on the various performances I witness (t)here—in the theatre and beyond.

If you would like to get in touch, please leave a comment here or send a private message via Academia.edu. I will get back to you.

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