It has been 50 years as of this year 2013 since The Korea language & literature Society was founded and the first issue of ‘Korea Language & Literature’ was published. This thesis was written to commemorate this with the purpose to suggest study theme in the future and prospect based on arranged content of study status and performance related to classical prose field for the last 50 years.
Study status was divided to 10 years cycle and each period was investigated in these groups - Pansori․novel of Pansori kind, military novel․hero novel, fictional biography, family․clan novel, affection․social prevailing state novel, allegory, fantasy novel, Records of Journey in Dream, narrative based on Buddhism, Hangeul essay, unofficial historical tale, prose in classical Chinese, study of writer etc. Study performance was explored focused on discovery and introduction of new work, expansion of study scope, intensive study on a specific field and type, in-depth study through specific methodology and vision, in-depth study of regional literature etc. For study theme and prospect, this study suggested necessity of fusion study, construction of base for popularization of classic literature study and its exploration, cultivation of new scholar and encouragement for their participation, development of regional literature and its activation of study etc..
‘Korea Language & Literature’ is a registered academic journal published four times in a year. This shows the outstanding capacity of our Society directly. Based on such capacity, if works shown on above continue to be done, our Society would develop more than other academic organizations.