Na Tohyang (1902-1926)
Influenced by romanticism
Realistic portrayal of rural Korea and rural
Samnyong the Mute:
moral indignation over the feudal hierarchy
Awakening of ones consciousness
SP2013 Korean 2451 Final Paper, Abstract & Abstract Presentation (25% of course grade)
Abstract & Abstract Presentation (5%)
Abstract: Write a 1-page abstract that includes: a proposed title, thesis, approach or argument used, and
documentation of sources
On the Eve of Uprising pp. 1-42
possible topics for discussion:
Any issues or problems relating to actions of
the characters in the story?
Can you relate to Yi In-hwa? Shizuko? Ulla?
Any passages that are hard to understand?
Any significant/important pass
Open Book/Stories on Carmen
No electronic devices
On the Eve of Uprising
A Society that Drives You to Drink
A Lucky Day
A Day in the Life of Kubo the Novelist
Samnyong the Mute (both film & reading)
Jan. 30 Recap
Samnyong the Mute
Terms/concepts to consider
In-between/hybridity - psychological &
Cultural hegemony alienation from own
culture and people
Making of good citizens
Could Mr. Yi have ever become
K2451 Feb. 20
Allure and aliena4on of colonial modernity
portrayed in the story
Namdaemoon (old) vs. Hwasin (new/modern)
the couple in Hwasin vs. Old classmate in
ramie coat/3rd class in the wai4
What is it?
Some questions to think about
1. Why are you taking this course?
2. Why Korean literature?
3. What is literature? What is Korean
4. How do you know when you are reading
a literary work?
5. Why do we need to study litera
Choi, Seo-hae (1901-1932)
Born into a poor family
Dropped out of school due to poverty
Moved to Manchuria Jiandao (Kando/
Gando), today s Yanbian, China in 1917
Escape fiction based on personal
Self consciousness/realization and