Toward New and Adoptable Methods and
Viewpoints to Goryeo-gayo Texts
There is constant controversy concerning the theory of Goryeo-gayo, a Korean Middle Song. It comes from the difference of researchers's viewpoints and methods adopted to texts of Goryeo-gayo. So I investigated especially the notion that they are made of folksongs in the certain contexts and debated about its merits or demerits, because that notion has widely-adapted by researchers. Thus I found three problems; that the researchers have not examined real texts but examined imaginary ones, that they have neglected grammar of the lingual texts and that have not proved extra-lingual texts to the bottom. The problems resulted from uniting Popularism and New Criticism. With some results of researches concerning three problems, I proposed a meaningful and reasonal viewpoint and method for Goryeo-gayo and its texts. I wish that this paper should be helpful to arrive at conclusions by mutual agreement.
Keywords: Korean Literature, Korean Middle Song, Goryeo-gayo(高麗歌謠), real and imaginary texts, lingual and extra-lingual texts, Popularism, New Criticism
On research methodology and aspect in studies of Korean classical Novel
This study tries to search for new possibilities in Korean classical Novel studies throughout critical investigations into research methods and aspects of Korean classical Novel.
In recent years the studies of Korean classical Novel have guite increased in quantity but would not have developed in quality. The reason of these conditions would be in absence of communications among scholars as a result of indiviualization of researches. So common issues beyond indiviualization are needed.
And in this paper mainly new attempts in research methods and aspects on the roman flueve in Chosun Dynasty period were looked into. As representative scholars Prof. Song(Song Sung-Wook), Prof. Jung(Jung Byung-Seol), and Prof Koo(Koo Bon-Gi) would we make a subject of discussion. Prof. Song tried to look into new possibility in studies of Chosun's the roman flueve according to succeeding to preceding academic achievement in studies of Chosun's the roman flueve. Prof. Jung tried to device new methodology for studies of Chosun's the roman flueve. Prof. Koo tried to look into new possibility in studies of Chosun's the roman flueve by combining preceding academic achievements with new methods in studies of Chosun's the roman flueve.
Keywords : Korean classical Novel, methodology, aspect, the roman flueve
Establishment of Yongnam Gadan(嶺南歌壇)
and its succession
The aim of the study was to probe into the establishment of the Gadan(歌壇) in the Youngnam(嶺南) area and the process of its development.
As a result of the study, the existence of a Gadan(歌壇) featuring Nongam(聾巖) in the Gyungbook(慶北) Yeaan area was proved. The appropriateness of using the recently named 'Bungang Gadan(汾江歌壇)' instead of formerly suggested 'Yongnam Gadan(嶺南歌壇)' was approved.
The need of the study of subdivisions in the Yongnam(嶺南) area and the possibility of the existence of Gadans in each subdivision was suggested. The future studies would help interpreting and explaining in depth the historical process of the development of Korean Siga(詩歌) and would be a way to manifest the significance of Bungang Gadan(汾江歌壇) in the history of Korean literature.
Keywords : Korean Literature, Siga(詩歌), Gadan(歌壇), Bungang Gadan(汾江歌壇), Lee Hyun-Bo(李賢輔)
Sin Bul Chul's art works and the meaning
Sin Bul Chul is a good talker. He works in various fields of activity. The early days, he plays a actor and in person creates dramas. He becomes famous a comedian. He moves the audience to laughter and comments on current topics. He is a writer with humor and zest. He made up funny stories with homonyms and indirect speech.
He maintains that 'mandam' is made up wit and critique of reality. And he points that drama is equipped with requirements-the beauty and the popularity of fine arts. He have with radicalism. Under the rule of Japanese imperialism, he makes every effort for people's joy. After he goes to North Korea and makes a tongue-slip. So he died a miserable death.
Keywords: Sin Bul Chul, good talker, humor, critique of reality, mandam