KORE 311: Modern Korean Literature in Translation

KORE 311-K01: Modern Korean Lit Translation
(Spring 2023)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

Mason Korea (119 Songdomunhwa-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Korea) G207

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Section Information for Spring 2023

Since opening its door to the outside world in 1876, about one hundred and fifty years ago, Korea has gone through an accelerated process of modernization, transitioning from a feudal dynasty to a modern society with democratic governmentIn that often-turbulent process, Korea experienced a colonial occupation by Japan, Korean War, rapid industrialization & urbanization, and democratic movements; it also saw the emergence of modern Korean culture.  

In this overview course of modern Korean literature, students will read, view, discuss, and write about a selection of Korean literature and other cultural artifactsStudents will learn and practice methods of literary analysis and will be introduced to the key terms of modern Korean history and to the major issues of Korean society, examining the ways in which cultural artifacts represent and engage with history. Students will also have opportunities to participate in co-curricular activities, such as excursions to sites of cultural and historical significance, to enhance their appreciation of the literary texts as well as to deepen their understanding of Korean history and culture. 

All the reading materials will be in English, and no knowledge of the Korean language is expected.  

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Offers an overview of South Korean literature in the twentieth and twenty-first century. Examines the literary representations of modern Korean histories and investigates the origins and evolvement of modern Korean literary genres. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Literature
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 101; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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