Just got news that the grant application for overseas scholarship (Germany and England) that I worked on, was funded!
This means that three of my students will travel to Europe this summer to do research on the penetration of Korean literature translation in Germany and England, and what the implications of that level of penetration are (i.e. associated impact). This will, of course, be a comparative study, with the Wae-Pirates as the rubric to judge by. Once it is completed, we will turn it into an academic paper and parade it around the Koreasphere for a year or so.
The only bad news is that I won't be funded to go to Europe, since I'm not a student. ;-)
Still, this is the kind of nifty thing that comes from moving to an academic university and I suppose it won't look bad on a resume or sound bad in an interview.
Now I need to get all packed for Tokyo.