Lecture Outline and Discussion Questions, November 26
Pak Chi-wn and the Literature of Shirhak (Practical Learning)
1. Shirhak arises in response to:
a. the catastrophes of the Japanese (1592 and 1597) and Manchu (1627 and 1636) invasions
Lecture Outline and Discussion Questions, November 24
The Tale of Hong Kiltong (Hong Kiltong chn, c. 1640)
Is it the first fictional narrative written in hangl? Was it written by H Kyun (1569-1618)?
a. Scholars don't know for sure, because non
Lecture Outline and Discussion Questions, November 19
Later Chosn (1592-1910) Fictional Narratives
1. About 600 survive; many more have been lost.
2. Many exist in different versions.
3. Most are anonymous: why?
a. low regard for fiction writing
Lecture Outline and Discussion Questions, November 17
Early Chosn (1392-1592) Fictional Narratives
1. Along with Later Chosn fictional narratives, they are classified as kodae sosl (old-time fiction).
a. fiction written without influence from Wes
Lecture Outline and Discussion Topics, November 5
Pansori and the Chunhyang Story
1. P'ansori ("open-air singing"): single performer (kwangdae) accompanied only by a drummer (kosu)
a. four characteristics: oral narrative; drama; music; verse
Lecture Outline and Discussion Question, November 3
Kasa ("sung lyrics")
1. long poems intended to be sung (with existing melodies)
2. can be lyrical, narrative, or didactic
3. perfected in the 1500s and 1600s
4. authorship and themes (a pattern
Lecture Outline and Discussion Questions, October 27
1. Shijo ("period tunes")
a. We have more shijo than works in any other classical Korean vernacular literary genre.
b. The word shijo first appears in Ch'oe Nam-sn's 1913 anthology Kagoks