Courses of Study 2022-2023 
    Jul 18, 2024  
Courses of Study 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASIAN 6614 - Korean Literature and Performance: From P’ansori to K-Pop

(crosslisted) COML 6314  
Fall. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Co-meets with ASIAN 3314 /COML 3314 .

I. Yi.

This course examines Korean literature and performance traditions from the Chosŏn dynasty (1392-1910) to the present. Through performance workshops, the course enables students to experience how Korean epic and lyric traditions were performed in the past and how they continue to flourish in the present across various media, including recorded music, written texts, and film. We will examine how Korean literature and performance traditions have transformed over time, with attention given to how these traditions speak to local and global audiences following the Korean Wave. The course concludes with recent developments in Korean popular music, including K-pop bands and K-hip-hop. Readings for the course will be in English or in English translation and no prior knowledge of Korean culture is necessary. (LL)

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