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Research Achievements on Oral Literature of Korean Language and Literature

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2013, (84), pp.31-53
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

Oh, Se-jeong 1

1충북대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this paper is to review the trend and significance of research achievements on oral literature of Korean language and literature for last 50 years from 1963 until 2012. Oral literature studies has grown significantly in quality and in quantity during this period. Now oral literature studies are an important part of the literature studies. As time goes by, sub genres of oral literature studies have increased and have been diversified. In particular, studies on the narrative genre such as myth, legend have been largely prevalent. The papers on oral literature in Korean language and literature made ​​a significant contribution to the study of Korean literature. Based on the results of the past 50 years, we must strive to research oral literature. Our tasks are as follows. First, there is a need to extend the materials and the scope of the research on oral literature. Second, diversification and specialization of research methods is required. Third, the research about local literature and locality should be intensified and the research area should be expanded. Finally oral literature research need to be done in the today’s culture and real contexts.

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