Paperback / softback
December 8, 2023
9781603296250
Korean
English
352
8.50 Inches (US)
5.50 Inches (US)
$40.00 USD, £29.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference

Han'guk ŭi k'wiŏ munhak, critical edition

han segi

Edited by Samuel Perry
Selections from the past hundred years of queer Korean literature

Following decades of activism for LGBTQ+ rights, South Korea has seen a flowering of queer literature, film, and Internet culture. Openly queer or transgender writers such as Kim Bi, Sang Young Park, and Yi Seoyoung are now receiving national and international attention. But the rich variety of queer Korean writing also extends into the past, as the nine stories in this volume show.

Beginning with contemporary works of fiction by Kim, Park, and Yi and reaching back through the last century, this collection places expressions of queerness in historical and cultural context. It explores the sometimes problematic norms found in the stories and also considers the potential these texts hold for destabilizing binaries of sex and gender. Featuring works by the canonical authors Yi Kwangsu, Yi Kiyŏng, Ch'oe Chŏnghŭi, and O Chŏnghŭi and works by Yu Sŭngjin and Kim Sunyŏng that have been recovered from archives, this collection reflects the diversity of modern Korean literature.

This volume contains the following works: "Yundo ga torawatta" (2017), "Sam-hangnyŏn i-ban" (2016), "Haesut'ang" (2006), "Sanjo" (1970), "I chŏlmang sok e purimch'igo" (1965), "Pom" (1950), selections from the novel Pom (1940), "Ŏnni, chŏn tallara ro" (1933), and "Yun Kwangho" (1918).
Modern Language Association of America
MLA Texts and Translations
critical edition

9781603296250 : hanguk-i-kwi-munhak-perry
Paperback / softback
December 8, 2023
$40.00 USD

Other Titles by Samuel Perry

A Century of Queer Korean Fiction, critical edition

edited by Samuel Perry, translated by Samuel Perry
Dec 2023 - Modern Language Association of America
$40.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles from MLA Texts and Translations

Esfinge

Henrique Maximiano Coelho Neto, edited by Kim F. Olson, introduction by M. Elizabeth Ginway, afterword by Jess Nevins
Sep 2023 - Modern Language Association of America
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Sphinx

Henrique Maximiano Coelho Neto, translated by Kim F. Olson, introduction by M. Elizabeth Ginway, afterword by Jess Nevins
Sep 2023 - Modern Language Association of America
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Humanism, Empire, and Nation, critical edition

edited by Travis Workman, translated by Travis Workman
Jun 2023 - Modern Language Association of America
$25.00 USD - Paperback / softback