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2007, Vol.0, No.16

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    The Necessity for English Translation of Classical Korean Narrative Literature and Plans for Its Implementation

    Jeung Sun Hee | 2007, 0(16) | pp.39~65 | number of Cited : 6
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    The Necessity for English Translation of Classical Korean Narrative Literature and Plans for Its Implementation Jeung, Sun-Hee The present paper asserts that classical Korean narrative literature needs to be translated into English to help English-speaking readers understand Korean values and recognize the fine quality and originality of Korean literature. The paper also emphasizes that the translation project can be performed most efficiently when scholars of classical Korean literature take a leading role. The translation project is meaningful because it will help foreign readers who do not have much knowledge on Korean academic achievements or its culture to understand the custom, etiquette and values of the country. In addition, translated literary works will give them an opportunity to share feelings Koreans in the past felt toward love, family, life's paths, poverty, greed, bravado, wars and the like--that is, feelings universal to human beings--by the medium of stories. In this sense, more works of classical Korean narrative literature should be translated, and systematic plans are needed to accomplish this task. Finally, a prerequisite for an accurate and adequate translation is in-depth knowledge on classical Korean narrative literature: its original expressions, descriptions, themes, questions, implications of or meanings symbolized by names of people or places, and phrases with authentic precedents.
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    Aspects and Meaning-system of ‘Metamorphosis’ in Korean Mythology

    Oh, Se-jeong | 2007, 0(16) | pp.67~96 | number of Cited : 16
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    Aspects and Meaning-system of ‘Metamorphosis’ in Korean Mythology Oh, Se-Jeong This thesis is to research aspects and meaning-system of ‘metamorphosis’ in Korean mythology. The various metamorphoses in Korean myths that have foundation myths, shaman myths and creation myths can be classified roughly into three types; metamorphoses of not-human being toward human being, metamorphoses of not-divinity toward the divinity and metamorphoses of human or divinity toward the natural object as animals and plants. Each types also have sub-types. These metamorphoses in myths show the system and law of thought problems in reference to the natural which cannot be expressed within rationalization and through the ordinary signs but men believe firmly in actually, such as Gods, the creator, a spirit, the origin of earth, the first king, the identity and relationship of the beings, etc. And above all, the metamorphoses explain to us how three different beings established relations between each other. Through the metamorphoses we can find the possibility to get the message and comprehend the signification of the myths.
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    The Female Voice and its Meaning Brought out in Pyungsijo of 『Chungguyoungen』

    NamJeongHee | 2007, 0(16) | pp.97~125 | number of Cited : 3
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    The Female Voice and its Meaning Brought out in Pyungsijo of Chungguyoungen Nam, Jeong-Hee This study is aimed for examining a specific feature of female voice brought out in Pyungsijo in the late of Chosun. The research focused on the analyzing the Sijo in ꡔChungguyoungenꡕthat is the most important poetic text in the 18th century. In this paper, the female speakers appeared in works are divided into a speaker-oriented female voice and a listener-oriented female voice. A speaker-oriented female voice expressed own feeling inherent in self, at this time, a speaker talked to herself. On the other hand, a listener-oriented female voice expressed different sentiment. The speaker who had that voice looked to the outside world rather than the inner world and didn't fully express feminine sentiment and mood. The female voice in Pyungsijo of the first half of the 18the century made significant meaning in changed convention of literature and atmosphere of singing. This female voice included individual self and social self as woman. In a male-dominated society of Chosun, normative tradition of lyric had controled writing Sijo. At that time, the speaker who talked in Sijo works by female voice could poured out new social, cultural and emotional meaning onto the Sijo. Through writing the Sijo in which appeared that voice, a poet expanded thematic area of Sijo from simple affection for a man in love poem into variety of human life and mind. And the expansion of theme in creation closed the distance between Sijo text and many real audience who delighted in Sijo song as an amusement in the later times.
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    Aspects and Functions of Chat-style Conversations in Samdaerok of Korean Full-length Novels

    Kim Moon Hee | 2007, 0(16) | pp.127~159 | number of Cited : 16
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    Aspects and Functions of Chat-style Conversations in Samdaerok of Korean Full-length Novels Kim, Moon-Hee The current study aims to examine aspects and functions of chat-style converstaions in <Hyeonmongssangryonggi>, <Jossisamdaerok> and <Sohyeonseongrok>. Chats assessing members of a family suggested objective information on the members. The chats can become reference for understanding the descriptions to be read from now on, remind of past descriptions, and improve readability. Chats making a fool of excessive behaviors of male figures realizes polyponics of the texts. The chats ridiculing excessive heros and men of virtue reveal intention to weaken clan-centered viewpoint and male-centered viewpoint. Chats talking about various problems among couples representation reality of life by disclosing funny images of a hen-pecked husband of a noble family. The chats are realities showing realistic relationships of couples of noble families.
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    A study on Gyechookilgy

    Kim Jeong-kyoung | 2007, 0(16) | pp.161~195 | number of Cited : 6
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    A study on Gyechookilgy Kim, Jung-Kyong Gyechookilgi is written on replacing the ruler. From now on, a lot of articles pay attention to the difference between true and false. But the purpose of this article is to recognize the way of standing for the world. For the purpose of examining the matter closely, the paper has been proceeded with a method of description within Gyechookilgi. Injobanjung involved with people of many classes, therefore there was various positions in Gyechookilgi. And the position was discovered through three types of viewpoints about virtue and vice. As a result, the paper found out that the recognition of the virtue and vice is closely connected with the formation of self-identity.
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    A Study on the Narrative Identity of <Geomseung-Jeon>

    정인혁 | 2007, 0(16) | pp.197~225 | number of Cited : 6
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    A Study on the Narrative Identity of <Geomseung-Jeon> Jung, In-Hyouk <Geomseung-Jeon> is a retrospection of a monk, Geomseung who had participated in the Japanese invasion of Chosun Korea in 1592. He was a swordsman of Japanese army. So, the experience of Geomseung is narrated in the body of the text. But the narrator comment and criticize another character, Korean swordsman who was a preserver and teacher of Geomseung. There is the same story of Geomseung at <Story of Maeng-gamsa>, ≪Haksanhaneon≫. But a representation method of <Geomseung-Jeon> is diferrent from <Story of Maeng-gamsa>. In the case of <Geomseung-Jeon>, Geomseung is focalized by a certain person who is unsubstantial. On the other hand, in <Story of Maeng-gamsa>, Geomseung is focalized by Maeng, Ju-seo who is a real person. Therefore, the narrator of <Story of Maeng-gamsa> records the story of Geomseung as Maeng, Ju-seo saw it. But, the narrator of <Geomseung-Jeon> reconstruct the story of Geomseung by making a unsubstatial focalizer, a fictional witness. The narrator of <Geomseung-Jeon> does not record a story of Geomseung but state oneself from relationship with the others, Geomseung and the swordsman. So <Geomseung-Jeon> is a kind of self-narratives.
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    A Study on 'the Tales of Absurd Offspring'

    HONG NARAE | 2007, 0(16) | pp.227~263 | number of Cited : 3
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    A Study on 'the Tales of Absurd Offspring' Hong, Na-Rae Adultery is famous theme in folk tales of Chosun Dynasty Period. But adultery in folktale contains not just the interesting story of affair but also the way of patriarchal control over his family. In this research, I examined two types of stories in which husband lets his wife commit adultery to have a son. In this case, adultery is justified as indispensible way to reserve the family lineage, therefore the stories concentrate their interest not on the wife's sexual fidelity, but on the parental authority to the offspring. In both stories, marital communication is the main reason for the son's parental authority and the husband's rights over his wife's body is always protected. The wives' desire for the baby is hidden beneath their husband's rights and responsibility, however the way of the expression of woman's desire is due to patriarchism.
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    A Metonymical Reading of 'Tapsang' in 'Samgukyusa'

    Yeyoung Yoon | 2007, 0(16) | pp.293~320 | number of Cited : 8
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    A Metonymical Reading of 'Tapsang' in 'Samgukyusa' Yoon, Yae-Young In this study, I had searched for the emplotement of historioghraphy and the perspective of historiographer in ‘Tapsang’ in ‘Samkuyusa’. It can be worked out with metonymical reading. At first, We need some paraphrase of whole text. And then, they could make some sequences; A pagoda and an image of Budda come from the space and the time of the Sacred → Men respond to the call of the Sacred → the Sacred respond to the men's preyer → A pagoda and an image of Budda are wasted and disapeared. We can find out of some story from theses series of sequences: The pagoda and the image of Budda that had the origin and power of the sacred go far away. And this story cannot be constructed by reading separately the stories of ‘Tapsang’. This story can be named of ‘the falling of the history of Sacred’. Then, what can explain the tragic perspective of this historiographer? We can find some narration about that karma of Budda is reduced. The historiographer see the karma of Budda not the logic of the mythos and the circular but the logic of cause and effect that have a relation with vernacular history of human. It is closer to the tragic perspective rather than the expect of the revival or lasting of the history of the Sacred.
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    The Concept of Satire and its Methodical Features

    지신호 | 2007, 0(16) | pp.321~351 | number of Cited : 6
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    The Concept of Satire and its Methodical Features Ji, Shin-Ho This report will discuss the concept of the eastern satire and its methodical features which is somewhat different from the Western one, looking into modern concepts of the eastern and western satire. Until these days, established studies have sometimes shown that the eastern literature theories were less logical and analytic, therefore many researchers have borrowed the western literature theories to investigate eastern literatures. In the eastern literature tradition, the satire is not only the rhetoric method done by the idea of correcting foolishness of the objects or contradictions of the society, but also more positive way of expression having significances in treating human nature and restoring the right one through the works of good contents. In terms of the satiric methods, successive writers and critics have understood ‘bu’[賦, a prose poem] ‘bi’[比, comparison] ‘heung’[興, arousing feelings] to be equally important ones in the discussions of the composing satiric poems. Even thought the ‘bu’ looks less satirical externally, it can reveal deep feelings of allegory internally. So we should think of the satirical way of ‘bu’ as a more positive method. Also, in terms of the attitude, the eastern writers have not criticized the objects strongly in an morally high position pointing out their errors, but made them to be aware their mistakes by themselves explaining earnestly to them who didn't have the right moral standard.