History of Korean Literature: Han Miracle; Pundan Munhak Lives

Miracles! (As usual, I welcome disagreements and corrections^^) Previously: I) Hyangga and Koryeo Kasa II) Sijo & Kasa III) Classical Fiction IV) Pansori V) Introduction to Modern Literature VI: Enlightenment VII: Background to Colonial Lit VIII: The History of Korean Modern Literature IX: Themes & Approaches to Fiction X: The Colonial Era XI: War and Separation Era 1970s…

Podcast: On 1013 Main Street talking Yi Mun-yol’s “Our Twisted Hero”

Me on TBS eFM’s 1013 Main Street. In honor of Teacher’s Day and the upcoming anniversaries of the Gwangju Rebellion and Massacre, we discussed Yi Mun Yol’s brilliant Our Twisted Hero, which manages to pack a ton of political-allegorical punch into a slight novella obstensibly about boys in a classroom in rural Korea. http://www.ktlit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/1205120515_charles.mp3 for…

Found on the web #21: Yi Mun-yol in Kindle and lecture, Daesan Foundation Grants

A COUPLE OF THINGS I FOUND INTERESTING 1) Daesan Foundation Grant-For-Translation Deadline: 31 May 2012 The DAESAN FOUNDATION, which promotes the “enrichment of Korean culture” and the “globalization of Korean culture,” supports the translation, research, and publication of Korean works to foster the globalization of Korean culture and to advance cultural exchange. The Foundation’s Translation…