Spring 2013 - KOR 399: Modern Korean Literature (in translation)
Author: Institute for Asian Studies
Posted: March 14, 2013

New Course – Spring Term 

Modern Korean Literature (in translation; taught in English)

KOR 399: Border Crossings in Modern Korean Fiction 
4 credits


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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Questions ??
Contact – The PSU Institute for Asian Studies
(503) 725-8576