Korean Literature Symposium: Crossing Borders


Friday, May 2, 2014, 8:15am to 5:30pm


Reading Room, Harvard Faculty Club 20 Quincy Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138 United States
Sponsored by Korea Institute, Harvard University Co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and Harvard University Asia Center Schedule: 8:15 – 8:45 Breakfast & Registration 8:50 – 9:00 Introductory Remarks by Professor Sun Joo Kim 9:00 – 10:45 Session I: Form and Freedom in Korean Literature Moderator: Sun Joo Kim (Harvard University) Discussants: Xiaofei Tian (Harvard University), Bruce Fulton (University of British Columbia) Seung-Hee Jeon (Yonsei University) Creative Adaptation of Traditional Korean Sijo Forms in Contemporary English Sijo Poems: A Study of Prosodic Experimentations in David R. McCann’s English Sijo Poems from the Perspective of Generative Metrics Theory Young-Jun Lee (Kyung Hee University) Always Present: Unredeemable Time in Modern Korean Literature Sunghee Kim (Harvard University) Use and Utility: New Hermeneutic Possibilities and Ethical Inquiries in the Study of North Korean Literature 10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break 11:00 – 12:15 Session II: Voices from the Margins Moderator: Paul Y. Chang (Harvard University) Discussants: Mark Peterson (Brigham Young University) Ellie Choi (Cornell University) Northern silhyangmin (西北 失鄕民) writers in colonial Keijō Ivanna Yi (Harvard University) Creating the Self with the Other: Empathy and the Imagination in Anton Chekhov, William Faulkner, and Shin Kyung-Sook 12:15 – 1:30 Lunch (Remarks by Korea Foundation Executive Vice President Nam-jin Zeon) 1:30 – 3:15 Session III: Materiality of Literature Moderator: Yoon Sun Yang (Boston University) Discussants: Stephen Owen (Harvard University), Kyeong-Hee Choi (The University of Chicago), Alexander Zahlten (Harvard University) Jamie Jungmin Yoo (Harvard University) Location of Texts: Sino-Korean Book Circulation and Reception of Ming and Qing Literature in Late 18th-Century Korea Jiwon Shin (Arizona State University) Chinese Image, Korean Text, and Cultural Objects in Circulation, 1800’s-1940’s Wayne de Fremery (Sogang University) Graph, Map & Tree—New (and Old) Algorithms for Performing Korean Literature 3:15 – 3:30 Coffee Break 3:30 – 5:15 Session IV: History and Literature Moderator: Carter J. Eckert (Harvard University) Discussants: Karen Thornber (Harvard University), Mi-Ryong Shim (Harvard University), Christopher Hanscom (University of California, Los Angeles) John M. Frankl (Yonsei University) Liberated by Oppression: Colonial Korea between the United States and Japan Jung Ja Choi (Harvard University) Playing with Voices: Rewriting Women’s History in Ko Chŏnghŭi’s Poetry Ji-Eun Lee (Washington University in St. Louis) Searching for Memory: Writing Trauma in Post-1987 Korean Literature 5:15 – 5:30 Closing Remarks by Professor David R. McCann The Korea Institute acknowledges the generous support of the Sunshik Min Endowment for the Advancement of Korean Literature.