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Looking to Prosperity from within the Ruins: Korea in Korean Literature

UCLA Center for Korean Studies is pleased to be hosting the 2011 Korean Literature Translation Institute Forum in the U.S. Alongside critics and scholars from Korea and the U.S., three well-known South Korean authors will discuss their work in relation to Korean history across the 20th century and into the present. Open discussion will follow the presentations; simultaneous interpretation will be available.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
314 Royce Hall, Humanities Conference Room
Los Angeles, CA 90095


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Moderated by Christopher Hanscom, Assistant Professor of Korean Literature, UCLA

2:00 – 2:10 Welcoming Remarks
  • Kim, Joo-youn, President, Korean Literature Translation Institute
2:10 - 2:20 Congratulatory Remarks
  • John Duncan, Professor, Korean history, UCLA
2:20 - 2:40 Keynote Speech
  • John Duncan, Professor, UCLA
2:40 - 3:00 Keynote Speech: Poverty as the Raw Material of Korean Fiction and the Indomitable Spirit of the Nation
  • Kim, Joo-young, Novelist
3:00 - 3:20 Prologue: Looking to Prosperity from within the Ruins: Korea in Korean Literature
  • Wu, Chan-Je, Professor, Sogang University, Literary Critic
3:20 - 3:40 Coffee Break
3:40 - 4:10 Session I: A Tradition of Oppression: Laying the Groundwork for Individuality and Democratization
  • Ch'oe Yun, Novelist
  • Discussant: Namhee Lee, Associate Professor, Korean history, UCLA
4:20 - 4:50 Session II: The Current of Experimental Fiction in Korea
  • Jung, Young-moon, Novelist
  • Discussant: Christopher Hanscom, Assistant Professor, Korean literature, UCLA
4:50 - 5:30 Roundtable Discussion and Q & A
  • Shu-mei Shih, Professsor, Twentieth Century Chinese and Sinophone literature, UCLA
  • Kelly Jeong, Assistant Professor, Comparative literature, UC Riverside
  • Moderated by Namhee Lee, UCLA


Simultaneous interpretation provided. Refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public.

Cost : Free


Download file: KLTI-Forum-Posters-bz-q4i.pdf

Sponsor(s): , Korean Literature Translation Institute

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