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1 Korean Literature: A Lecture Presented at the Korean Studies Workshop for American Educators 2008 John M. Frankl Underwood International College Yonsei University

2 The Beginnings of “Korea” and of Literature on the Peninsula The Three Kingdoms Period: Defining “Korean,” Defining “Literature” Samguk sagi (History of the Three Kingdoms) 1145 Samguk yusa (Remnants of the Three Kingdoms) 1285 Lag and Imbedded-ness

3 Unified Shilla and Koryo Dynasty Literature Time and Context Revisited Samguk yusa Koryosa (The History of Koryo) Questions of Who Writes What—When and Why? Literature as Artifact

4 Choson Dynasty Literature: The Beginnings of Stability Overcoming Lag, Maintaining Embedded-ness The Question of Language Hunmin chongum (hangul) Song of the Dragons Flying to Heaven The Tale of Hong Kiltong Works in Literary Chinese

5 The Major Forms Poetry Sijo Kasa Hansi Prose Vernacular Literary Chinese

6 Sijo: An Example of Context Jade Green Stream, don’t boast so proud of your easy passing through these blue hills. Once you have reached the broad sea to return again will be hard. While the Bright Moon fills these empty hills, why not pause? Then go on, if you will. Hwang Chin-i

7 Early Modern Literature: Between Transplantation and Continuity Transplantation Continuity Hybridity and “Problematic Continuity”

8 The “Origins” of Modern Fiction The “New” Novel Origin of the Misnomer Novelty versus Hybridity The “Modern” Novel The Milestone Approach Overlap with the “New” onmun ilch’i (genbun itchi) Inverse Modernity

9 America and Japan in Early Modern Korean Fiction Tears of Blood The Heartless Three Generations

10 : The “Dark” Years The Lacuna in Korean Literary History The Roaring 30s Everyday Life in the Empire Writings in Korean, Writing in Korean Total Mobilization Censorship Writing in Japanese

11 s: Liberation, Division, and War Kapitan Lee and Mister Pang Questions of Loyalty A Divided Country, Divided Families Redefining “Korean-ness” Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome The Urge to Return (But to Where and What?) Cranes Redefining Right and Wrong Possibilities for Reconciliation

12 Late-Twentieth Century Literature Modernization and Its Discontents Seoul, 1964, Winter A Little Ball Launched by a Dwarf Identical Apartments

13 Yoryu Chakga: The Changing Status of Women Writers A Genre unto Themselves: Women Writers and Segregation Turn of the Century: Women Writers as the Dominant Force in Korean Literature

14 Coming Full Circle: Rescuing Literature From the Nation Nationalism in Literary Production Nationalism in Literary Criticism Writers Unbound Kim Yongha Revisiting Questions of Language and Ethnicity Future Writers Koreans in English Others in Korean


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