By Sangjin Park
This learn in comparative literature reinterprets and reevaluates literary texts and socio-historical transitions, relocating among the Korean, East Asian, and ecu contexts (and with specific connection with the reception of Dante Alighieri within the East). within the strategy, it reexamines the universality of literary values and reopens the questions of what literature is and what it might do. by means of shut interpreting of texts, it goals to provide publicity to Korean literature, in one of these method as to draw extra consciousness to the sector of global literature -- and to target what sort of courting they could shape and what new horizon of literariness they could build sooner or later. This paintings may help to place the geography of worldwide literature on a extra open and simply foundation, by way of displaying the porous nature of literary migration and providing the lacking hyperlinks within the present discourse on global literature.
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A Comparative Study of Korean Literature: Literary Migration by Sangjin Park