Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean Literature

1st Edition

Yoon Sun Yang

April 2, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 352 Pages
ISBN 9781138655041 - CAT# Y229152

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The Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean Literature provides a comprehensive overview of a Korean literary tradition, which is understood as a multifaceted nexus of practices, both homegrown and transnational.

The handbook discusses the perspectives from which modern Korean literature has thus far been defined, analysing which voices have been enunciated, underappreciated, or completely silenced, and how we can enrich our understanding of it. Taking up diverse transnational and interdisciplinary standpoints, this volume aims to encourage readers not to treat modern Korean literature as a self-evident category but to examine it anew as an uncultivated and uncharted space, unearthing its internal chasms and global connections. Divided into five parts, the themes covered include:

  • Literature and Power
  • Borders and Boundaries
  • Rationality in Literature and its Limits
  • Language, Ethnicity, and Translation
  • Korean Literature in the Changing Mediascape

Introducing new conceptual paradigms to the field of modern Korean literature, this book will appeal to students and scholars of Korean, East Asian and World literature alike.

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