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The Undecidability of Time and the Subject of the Configuration Process

Kim Jung Hyun 1

1서강대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study aims to uncover the text of internal strategies and social implications as examined in relation to Kang’s poems of the 1980s. This was carried out by focusing on the two poems, 『Sound collection』and 『Wind song』. First, this paper pays attention to the ‘sounds’ and ‘songs’ that the poet focuses on, as well as the way in which they are connected to amorphous historical figures as a means of examining the worldview awareness of reality. Second, the fragmentation of subjectivity as a result of the concept of time being overthrown is also considered. The undecidability of time is a resistance against the laws of the country based on a military mentality to control the people. In questioning standardized time, the absurdity of reality is dealt with. On the other hand, through the configuration aspects of the subject, the ‘fixed’ subject required by the times is constantly in a hybrid and overlapping relationship with the other. This can be seen as a rejection of the fixed and transparent subject that contemporary reality needs. Finally, over the course of the series, this study attempts to understand the meaning of the (Kang’s) realism literary theory of this period. It is a reaction to contemporary reality through literature and a means of reconciliation through bonding with reality. Nevertheless, it is demonstrated that Kang’s poems of the 1980s, which have been less studied compared to her early poems, were consistent with the poetics of realism, forming a major branch in South Korean poetry.

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