SHUM 3324

SHUM 3324

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This course examines major writers, works, and developments in modern Korean literature from the early twentieth century to the present. Beginning with the cultural transition at the end of the Chosŏn dynasty,  we will consider how social issues such as class, gender, sexuality, race, migration, and the environment factor into literary constructions of the self, community, and nation. The course integrates creative writing workshops to illuminate the process of literary composition and deepen analytical engagement. We will engage numerous theoretical frameworks to explore and interpret Korean literature in a transnational and global context, including (post)colonial criticism, feminist criticism, and ecocriticism. Readings for the course will be in English or in English translation and no prior knowledge of Korea is required.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (ALC-AS, LA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 3324

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19745 SHUM 3324   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person