New Course – Spring Term
Modern Korean Literature (in translation; taught in English)
KOR 399: Border Crossings in Modern Korean Fiction
Lecture: Monday & Wednesday 2:00 – 3:15 PM
Discussion Sections: Friday 9:00-10:00 or 10:00-11:00 (choose one discussion time slot)
LOCATION: Urban Building 303
Instructor: Christopher Hanscom
This course offers an introduction to topics in modern Korean literature in English translation, focusing on short fiction and novels that reflect on tradition and modernity; colonialism and imperialism; the construction of national identity, class, and gender; the Korean War and national division; industrialization and socio-economic change; and diaspora. This term will focus especially on aspects of border crossing that include not only geographic or political borders, but the boundaries between language and its object, self and other, social classes, and gender. What might this crossing of borders mean for the stability of Korean national identity?
No Korean language ability or background knowledge in Korean history or culture is required.
This is a ‘real time’ distance learning course, with two-way active video conferencing offered through the UCLA Korean Studies Program.
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Contact – The PSU Institute for Asian Studies