Korean Literature Through the Korean Wave

1st Edition

Jieun Kiaer, Anna Yates-Lu

Routledge
July 25, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 208 Pages - 7 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367225315 - CAT# K421681
Series: Routledge Studies in East Asian Translation

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Summary

Korean Literature through the Korean Wave engages with the rising interest in both the Korean Wave and Korean language learning by incorporating Korean Wave cultural contents, especially K-dramas, films and songs, to underline and support the teaching of Korean literature. 

It combines both premodern and modern texts, including poetry, novels, philosophical treatises, and even comics, to showcase the diversity of Korean literature. Particular care has been taken to include the voices of those marginalised in the often male, elite-dominated discourse on Korean literature. In particular, this book also distinguishes itself by extending the usual breadth of what is considered modern Korean literature up until the present day, including texts published as recently as 2017. Many of these texts are very relevant for recent discourse in Korean affairs, such as the obsession with physical appearance, the #MeToo movement and multiculturalism.

This textbook is aimed at B1-B2 level and Intermediate-Mid students of Korean. On the one hand the textbook introduces students to see beyond Korean literature as a monolithic entity, giving a taste of its wonderful richness and diversity. On the other hand, it provides an entry point into discussions on Korean contemporary society, in which the text (and associated media extract) provide the catalyst for more in-depth analysis and debate.

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