Understanding Korean Literature workshop (2012)

I’ve long been interested in knowing more about modern Korean literature. So I learnt with interest about the Korean literature workshop (Tuesday, June 26, 5-7pm) and looked forward to it as I arrived for the event at the Korean Cultural Centre on London’s Strand. The evening began with a talk by Dr Grace Koh of […]

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The Word for ‘여’, and the Korean for ‘About Raindrops’ – Ra Hee-duk at the KCC Literature workshop

by Peter Corbishley 5 July 2012
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In 21 October, 2009 KCC hosted a Korea Literature Workshop in the presence of Ch’oe Yun of ‘There a Petal silently falls’. The session, facilitated by Dr Jo Elfving-Hwang of Sheffield University, turned out to be a ‘creative’ response to the aspects of the author’s work. It was something of a deja vu to turn […]

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The challenges of translation addressed at All Eyes on Korea literature talk

by Han Eui-jong 3 July 2012
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On 26 June, the KCC UK Korean Literature Workshop opened with a KCC official’s welcoming speech followed by Dr Grace Koh’s lecture (SOAS). Dr Koh emphasized the paramount importance of national identity in post-colonial literature. To introduce Korean literary works to the English-speaking world, we need to understand the issues surrounding translation. They are reception […]

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Korean Literature Workshop: Understanding Korean Literature in Global Contexts

by Events Editor 20 June 2012
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What a good idea. Ever since the KCC stopped its participation in the Korean literature essay contest, we haven’t had much focus on Korean literature other than the book launch for Park Kyung-ni’s T’oji. So as part of the KCC’s All Eyes on Korea celebration of Korean culture during the London Olympics we’re getting a […]

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