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Modern retellings of Korean folklore:  The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea and Wicked Fox

July 9 - July 30, 2024, Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m (four sessions)


This Delve explores two texts that are modern retellings of Korean folklore. The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea is a retelling of Simcheongga, one of the five surviving stories of the Korean pansori storytelling tradition. The original story takes place in the Joseon Dynasty and deals with a daughter (Shimcheong) who sacrifices herself for her blind father and his daughter. In this reimagining, a girl named Mina sacrifices herself instead of Shimcheong and embarks on a journey to the Spirit Realm. Wicked Fox reimagines the myth of the gumiho, the mythical nine-tailed fox that can take the form of a beautiful woman to seduce men and lure them to their deaths. Eighteen year old Miyoung is a gumiho in modern Seoul, who is faced with the decision to choose between her immortality, and Jihoon, a human boy.


The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

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Korean Folklore
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Hannah Kim

Hannah Kim is currently studying Korean-English interpretation at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. She has a masters degree in Korean Studies from Yonsei University and her research interests include gender and literature translation.
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