Studies in East Asian Literature–Cultures of Protest in South Korea

EALC-E 505 — Spring 2018

Susan Hwang
Ballantine Hall 205
Days and Times
TR 4:00–5:15 p.m.
Course Description

In the second half of the 20th century, as the divided Korea became a stage for the Cold War, South Korea experienced military dictatorships, democratization, and neoliberalization. How did South Koreans mobilize culture as a site of resistance during such turbulent times? By engaging with diverse mediums–literature, songs, films, and digital media (i.e., “webtoons” and podcasts)–this course explores how social movements and political protests were shaped at crucial junctures in South Korea’s recent history. All readings, viewings, and listenings in English translation.

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