본문 바로가기
  • Home

A Study on Rereading and Rewriting of Samkukyusa

  • The Research of the Korean Classic
  • 2020, (48), pp.163-203
  • DOI : 10.20516/classic.2020.48.163
  • Publisher : The Research Of The Korean Classic
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature > Korean Literature > Korean classic prose
  • Received : January 21, 2020
  • Accepted : February 20, 2020
  • Published : February 29, 2020

Yeyoung Yoon 1

1서강대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study rereads and rewrites Samkukyusa with the concept of “supplement” from Jacques Derrida. So far, critical readings of Samkukyusa in traditional literary criticism: Historicsm, Formalism, and Structuralism seem to project some codes on works of literature, which were established not from the interior of literary works but from the exterior. This article tries to demonstrate these codes came from outside of literary works, so that it will be called external codes. Rereading and rewriting Samkukyusa with “supplement” will deconstruct binary oppositions, especially Sacred(sin-yi, 神異) vs Buddism(bul, 弗). That is the important and main oppositions which preceding studies have used to impose on Samkuyusa. Rereading and rewriting of Samkuyusa can be presented in a model which consists of several stages of reading and writing. This model is not definitive but only hypothetical so it will be different when rereading and rewriting discover and deconstruct other external codes. This is because external codes of the literary works are not only one. In addition, the objects of deconstructive reading could be not the external signifier system as well as the external signified system. Rereading and rewriting Samkukyusa does not mean to destroy or denial of the literary values. All the literary text as well as Samkukyusa do not inherit those kinds of values. If it seems it has some, that is derived from the process for the canonizing and from struggles in the literature as discursive field and institution. Therefore, if rereading Samkukyusa could rewrite something new and something generative, which is not the transcendental value or unchangeable value of the canon, but the canonization itself. According to Derrida, that is the chain of supplements and the rewriting of Samkuyusa. As long as rereading Samkuyusa is both the decanonization and the re-canonization, rereading could be rewriting.

Citation status

* References for papers published after 2022 are currently being built.