Korean Literature Night

Please join us for a celebration of Korean literature. Professor Bruce Fulton (UBC) and Prof. Kwon Youngmin (Seoul National University and the UC Berkeley) will discuss The Penguin Book of Korean Short Stories, the first book of Korean literature to be published by Penguin England, edited by Professor Fulton with an Introduction by Professor Kwon.

Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton will discuss Togani, their translation of Gong Jiyoung’s bestselling novel of that name, which with the film version, Silenced, resulted in the Togani Laws (도가니 법), which strengthened the penalties for abuse of special-needs children.

UBC students will present short readings from their recently published translations of stories by science fiction writer Kim Ch’oyŏp (김초엽).

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
7:00pm – 9:00pm (PT)
Location: Auditorium, Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall, Vancouver, BC

Free and open to the public, no registration is necessary.
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About the speakers:

Prof. Bruce Fulton is an Associate Professor in Korean Literature and Literary Translation, and he also is the inaugural holder of the Young-Bin Min Chair in Korean Literature and Literary Translation. His research interests lie in modern Korean fiction and its translation; intertextuality and intermediality in Korean literature past and present; and non-mainstream Korean literature, such as women’s literature, military camptown fiction, and the literature of the Korean diaspora.

Ju-Chan Fulton is a translator of numerous volumes of modern Korean fiction.

Prof. Kwon Youngmin is emeritus Professor of Korean literature at Seoul National University and Adjunct Professor of Korean literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He has written and edited numerous volumes of literary history, literary criticism and reference works on modern Korean literature, as well as the CD-ROM 100 Years of Modern Korean Literature. He is the managing editor of the monthly journal Munhak sasang (“Literature and Thought”).