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The Routledge Companion to Korean Literature

Edited by: Heekyoung Cho

Print publication date:  March  2022
Online publication date:  March  2022

Print ISBN: 9780367348496
eBook ISBN: 9780429328411
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The Routledge Companion to Korean Literature consists of 35 chapters written by leaders in the field, who explore significant topics and who have pioneered innovative approaches. The collection highlights the most dynamic current scholarship on Korean literature, presenting rigorous literary analysis, interdisciplinary methodologies, and transregional thinking so as to provide a valuable and inspiring resource for researchers and students alike. This Companion has particular significance as the most extensive collection to date of English-language articles on Korean literature; it both offers a thorough intellectual engagement with current scholarship and addresses a broad range of topics and time periods, from premodern to contemporary. It will contribute to an understanding of literature as part of a broad sociocultural process that aims to put the field into conversation with other fields of study in the humanities and social sciences.

While presenting rigorous and innovative academic research that will be useful to graduate students and researchers, the chapters in the collection are written to be accessible to the average upper-level undergraduate student and include only minimal use of academic jargon. In an effort to provide substantially helpful material for researching, teaching, and learning Korean literature, this Companion includes as an appendix an extensive list of English translations of Korean literature.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Manuscript, not Print, in the Book World of Chosŏn Korea (1392–1910) Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Performing Vernacular Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Books for the Illiterate Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Print and Transnational Referentiality Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Elite Vernacular Korean Culture of Chosŏn (1392–1910) Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Lovesickness and Death in Seventeenth-Century Korean Literature Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Idu in and as Korean Literature Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Hybrid Orthographies and the Emergence of Modern Literature in Early Twentieth-Century Korea Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Capital, Gender, and Modernity in Colonial Korean Literature Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Sexual Violence and its Ideological Labor Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Incongruent Reflections Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Japanese “CafÉ France” Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Nonsense as Sensibility Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Language, Science, and the Status of Truth in Late Colonial Korea Download PDF
Chapter  15:  A Minor Modernist's Conundrum of Representation Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Rewriting the City Download PDF
Chapter  17:  A Forgotten Aesthetic Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Conversion Literature (Chŏnhyang Sosŏl) and the Inward Gaze in the Late Colonial Period Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Decolonizing Literature Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Vitalism and Existentialism in Early South Korean Literature Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Humanism as a Problem of Empire in Modern Korean Literature Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Gender and Class Dynamics in the Utilitarian Discourse of the Developmental State and Literature in 1970s and 1980s South Korea Download PDF
Chapter  23:  (Dis)Embodiment of Memory Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Continuing Orality in Korean Poetry Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Ŏmma's Baby, Appa's Maybe Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Intersecting Korean Diasporas Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Whose Korea is it? Reading Zainichi Literature Intersectionally Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Closed Borders and Open Letters in the Cold War Koreas Download PDF
Chapter  29:  A Good Wife is Hard to Find Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Children's Literature in South and North Korea Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Forms of Attachment Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The Poet and the Theater Download PDF
Chapter  33:  World Literature, Korean Literature, and the Medical and Health Humanities Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Global Korea and World Literature Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The Text-Mining of Culture Download PDF
Appendix Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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