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A Study on the Newly Founded Magazine 『Middle School Students(中學生)』

Lee, Jong Mun 1

1계명대학교

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ABSTRACT

The aim of this study is to reveal the basic facts about the newly found magazine Middle School Students and to examine the main contents, characteristic aspect, and material value of the first issue. ①Launched on July 1, 1949, Middle School Students was the first magazine published for middle school students in the liberation space, where various magazines were widely published. Middle School Students was launched based on the awareness that there is no middle school student magazine that could represent the dream of middle school students even though there are many different magazines. The editor and publisher of the first volume was Sim Hwal(沈 活) and the organizer was Jo Mi Ri(趙美里). In the first version, many social celebrities participated as contributors. ② In Middle School Students , 80% of the total contents is close to pure literature such as poetry, novels and criticism, and the two planning projects also belonged to pure literature. With such things in mind, Middle School Students is not a comprehensive magazine covering general life in middle school, but rather a magazine close to pure literature. This is the most important feature of Middle School Students , and another characteristic of this magazine is that it aimed to develop US-centered globalization mind to provide an open view of the world with middle school students. ③ There is little known at present in the first volume of Middle School Students. While the articles in the Middle School Studentsmay have a meaning as a primary source of certain help in understanding the social and cultural circumstances of the time, especially important thing is Girl Hwang Jiny(少女黃眞伊) , a short novel written by Hong Gu Beom(洪九範). He is a novelist who had been active for only 3 years after liberation, but he was a prolific writer who competed with other his contemporaries. Yet, he is forgotten as he was abducted and missing in the Korean War. Although recently collections of his works have been published, Girl Hwang Jiny in Middle School Students has not been found yet. In addition, this work is worth noting that it shows a completely different world from his other novels found so far.

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