A Comparative Study of Korean Literature: Literary Migration by Sangjin Park

By Sangjin Park

This learn in comparative literature reinterprets and reevaluates literary texts and socio-historical transitions, relocating among the Korean, East Asian, and eu contexts (and with specific connection with the reception of Dante Alighieri within the East). within the method, it reexamines the universality of literary values and reopens the questions of what literature is and what it may well do. by means of shut studying of texts, it goals to offer publicity to Korean literature, in this sort of approach as to draw extra cognizance to the sector of global literature -- and to target what sort of courting they could shape and what new horizon of literariness they could build sooner or later. This paintings can assist to place the geography of global literature on a extra open and simply foundation, through exhibiting the porous nature of literary migration and providing the lacking hyperlinks within the present discourse on global literature.

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10. : The Politics of East Asian Identity”, Yongseo Baik, ed. 2000, 80–112. 11. In my book Semiotics and the Theory of Openness (Pusan: PUFS Press, 2001), I observed the importance of “conscious objectification” and the individual subject’s practice thereof, in much the same vein as I discuss it in this chapter; “True deconstruction, practice and judgment can best be performed if they are constantly thought through the individual conscious subject. But, at the same time, the individual subject itself should be objectified in order to be considered.

This Tojo government attacking Pearl Harbor to start the war was bad enough. ” Mother’s voice began to shake. “The government has been taking away everything we have—peace, love, happiness. 39 For the family, the war proves the violent defeat of their desire for a peaceful community. Hearing of Japan’s defeat, they move toward the south in hopes of returning to the Japanese mainland. On the way Yoko witnesses and experiences many scenes of violence—in particular, scenes in which anonymous Korean men threaten to rape anonymous Japanese women.

36 In the mixed community, the role of the subject’s active practice of dialectical interactions with the Other is required to constitute the critical syncretism for “becoming Others”; the process, that is, by which the subject becomes the weak Other, not the strong Other, by internalizing the colonized people’s selves. In this process, the subject internalizes such alienated parts as the woman, the native, the homo- and bisexual individual, the animal, the poor, or the black and mixes them together, thus going beyond the borders fixed by such a dominant relationship and removing the core systems of colonial domination, class, patriarchy, heterosexism, and racial chauvinism.

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