Hysteria: Kim Yideum in conversation with Steven J. Fowler

September’s literature discussion at the KCC looks at Kim Yideum’s award-winning poetry collection: Hysteria By Kim Yideum, translated by Jake Levine, Soeun Seo, Hedgie Choi Wednesday 29 September 12:00PM-1:30PM (UK time) via Zoom Apply to info@kccuk.org.uk with your name and contact details by 15th September 2021 The event is free of charge. The first thirty […]

2021 UCLan IKSU Korean Literature Review Contest

A great choice of titles for you to review for the 2021 Korean Literature Review content: 2021 UCLan IKSU Korean Literature Review Contest The International Institute of Korean Studies (IKSU) at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is hosting the “2021 Korean Literature Review Contest” in the UK. Korean Literature Review Contest is a new […]

Grass: Keum Suk Gendry-Kim in conversation with Janet Hong

July’s literature event organised by the KCCUK features a well-received graphic novel. Author Keum Suk Gendry-Kim and translator Janet Hong will give a live virtual talk about her novel ‘Grass’. Following the talk, author Kim will respond to questions from the audience. Grass by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim, translated by Janet Hong Wednesday 28 July 2021 […]

Two recent resources on Korean literature in translation

First, very hot off the press — uploaded to the Taylor & Francis website yesterday — is the Translation Review Korea special. As with most academic publications, this title is phenomenally expensive, so best to consult it via your university library online resources. Here’s the table of contents: Introduction: They Like to Sing and Dance […]

Book review: Kim Soom – One Left

When the issue of comfort women has been with us since the Pacific War, to re-emerge in 1991 when Kim Haksun came forward as the first to announce herself as victim, it is astonishing that we had to wait until 2016 for what is, according to Bonnie Oh’s introduction (p ix), “the first Korean novel […]

Bluebeard’s First Wife: Ha Seong-nan in conversation with Janet Hong

March’s literature event sponsored by the KCC features Ha Seong-nan and her translator Janet Hong. As always, pre-registration is required. Bluebeard’s First Wife Wednesday 24 March 2021 12 noon -1:30pm (GMT) Venue: ZOOM (Online) Entrance Free – Booking Essential Apply to info@kccuk.org.uk with your name and contact details by 15th March. Disasters, accidents, and deaths […]

Tower: Bae Myung-hoon in conversation with Stella Kim

The KCC’s literature events for 2021 kick off in February with a feature on Honford Star’s publication of Bae Myung-hoon’s Tower. Text below is from the KCC website. Tower Tuesday 23 February 2021, 12noon-1:30pm Venue: Honford Star Youtube Channel Entrance Free – Booking Essential. Apply to info@kccuk.org.uk with your name and contact details by 5 […]