This thesis is composed for classifying the history of studies on Korean modern novels and short stories publicated in 『Korean Language & Literature』 no.1~82. For 50 years, 1,583 pieces were publicated in 『Korean Language & Literature』 and 278 pieces of paper were on Korean modern novels and short stories. These 278 pieces were rearranged, following the publishing time of novels that each paper dealed with.
In these 278 pieces of papers applied various methods for studying Korean modern novels and short stories from the time of enlightenment to 1990's ; text-linguistics, lexicology, narratology, psycho-analysis, sociology, feminism, post-structuralism, post-colonialism etc.. So the members of the Society for Korean Language & Literature have framed the semantic web of Korean modern literature finely though there are the areas not yet dealt with by the scholars. I believe that the areas will be dealt with soon or later, so the study of Korean modern literature, especially Korean modern novels and short stories, will make further progress.