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A Critical Study on The Ideological Analysis of Hwanki KIM’s Works

  • Journal of Humanities
  • 2013, (52), pp.103-130
  • Publisher : Institute for Humanities
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : June 30, 2013
  • Accepted : August 16, 2013

JUNG MIN LEE 1

1성균관대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

This study set out to point out that the interpretations of Kim Hwan-gi’s works had been usually inclined toward capitalist or nationalist ideologies and propose their alternatives. In South Korea, Kim’s works are mainly enjoyed in two ways: one is to consider the quantitative aspects(goods) of the values granted to his works, and the other is to fetishize the subject of nation by calling his works “Korean.” Those ways, however, are far from enjoying an artistic work itself because they are for the subjects of capital and nation and further the existence of their system. The author himself is not free from the matter since he also embodied ideologies and tried to justify them through various words. However, there are some things not restored to ideologies in his words. As seen in the examples of his “contradicting” expressions from the perspective of Freudian slips such as his usage of the concept of his local community while talking about the subject of nation, the non-ideological subjects are visualized in the context of his words. It might be inevitable at a certain standpoint as his concept(the symbolic) of nation contradict his concept(the imaginary) of local community he acquired through experiences. It is from such separation that his unique singularity stems. Analyzing such cases, the study aimed to examine Kim’s own uniqueness as a writer and explore the possibility of enjoying the subjects of singularity derived from the writer himself and differentiated from others instead of enjoying his works as the ideological subjects.

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