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A Study on Song Yeong's Conversion

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2007, (61), pp.279-302
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

Lee, Young-Mi 1

1경희대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study was intended to expand interpretation of a writer, Song Yeong, profoundly analyzing issues about his conversion. During colonial period, Song Yeong's literary creation could be divided as following; he focused on creating novels right after coming out to the literary world (1st term: 1925 - 1929). He created novels and plays at the same time (2nd term/ former term: 1930 - 1935, latter term: 1936 - 1939). Finally, he seriously created more plays than novels (3rd term: 1940 -1945). During the former term of the 2nd term, he devoted himself to popularization of a proletarian play based on Singeonseolsa. After that, he tried realizing Schauspiel, focusing on a main stage in the latter term of the 2nd term. When his activity was analyzed regarding conversion, there were 1st conversion (the latter term of 2nd) that he wrote a popular play (Schauspiel) and 2nd conversion (3rd term) that he created a Pro-Japanese play. He chose different genre in the 1st conversion, while changing himself from a novelist to a play writer. The 2nd one was the conversion of ideology. Previously, he was a writer who suggested dependance of the nation based on socialism. However, after all, he wrote and performed a Pro-Japanese play containing the concept of Japanese-Korean Integration. The paper tried catching the breaking moment of feeble resistance that human being had in the flow of history, not seeing the conversion through dichotomy like pro-Japan /anti-Japan.

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