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Conference on Korean Women Writers

February 14, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Center for Korean Studies

This two-day conference, titled "Intersectionality of History, Socio-political Consciousness, and Gender: Modern and Contemporary Korean Women Writers and Their Works," will examine the works of more than a dozen noted Korean Women writers. The conference will explore how Korean women writers from the colonial period (1910–1945) to the 1990s articulated their ideas and views about the landmark events in modern Korean historico-political history—Japanese colonial exploitation, post-liberation political and social chaos, the Korean War trauma (1950–1953), and the military government’s oppression (1961–1993)—and their impact on gender identities of Korean women and their social role expectations. Presenters and participants are leading professors and highly recognized specialists in Korean women’s literature, women’s studies, and related fields from Korea and the United States.


Event Sponsor
Center for Korean Studies, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Merclyn Labuguen, (808) 956-7041, merclyn@hawaii.edu, http://www.hawaii.edu/korea/

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