A look at 3 contemporary Korean writers. From a haunting meditation on grief to a powerful examination on capitalism, participants will discuss the themes that bind and distinguish these texts.Discussions will also focus on how translation affects our understanding of these novels as well as elements of Korean culture and current affairs that are uniquely reflected in these works.
This seminar is offered exclusively for people of color
The White Book, Han Kang
The Impossible Fairy, Han Yujoo
Familiar Things, Hwang Sok-Yong
Participants should read The Impossible Fairy before first class meeting.