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Modern Korean fiction and poetry in the social and political contexts of 20th-century Korea…

About the Instructor

Emily Jungmin Yoon is the author of A Cruelty Special to Our Species (Ecco, 2018) and Ordinary Misfortunes (Tupelo Press, 2017). She has also translated and edited a chapbook of poems, Against Healing: Nine Korean Poets (Tilted Axis, 2019). She is the Poetry Editor for The Margins, the literary magazine of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and a PhD candidate in Korean literature at the University of Chicago.

For inquiries: ejyoon@hawaii.edu

Summer 1

In this introductory class, students will read and analyze modern Korean fiction and poetry, in English translation, and within the historical, political, and social contexts of 20th-century Korea. In addition, some films will be included as course materials.

As this is a writing intensive class, students will review writing techniques and apply them to their written responses. Students will be provided with creative options, in addition to the conventonal term paper, as their final project.

Fulfills the general education requirement: WI, fulfills a Korean major requirement

Updated 12/21/2020