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  • P-ISSN0023-3900
  • E-ISSN2733-9343

Cultural Hybridity in Contemporary Korean Literature

Korea Journal, (P)0023-3900; (E)2733-9343
2007, v.47 no.1, pp.28-49
https://doi.org/10.25024/kj.2007.47.1.28

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Abstract

Beginning in the mid-2000s, the characteristics and phenomena of “different literature,” as distinguished from the 1990s, were critically investigated. This investigation reflected great interest in the development of Korean literature in the twenty-first century, which took place with the emergence of new, heterogeneous literary texts unseen in the 1990s that gave new vitality to Korean literature. Following the concept of “hybridity,” I have examined Korean literature in the 2000s, the characteristics of which are “post-introvertedness” in novels, “schizophrenic language” in poetry, and the new genera-tion’s concept of “zero gravity.” “2000s literature” is not a single entity. For that reason, “hybridity” is an essential concept for understanding the literary space of the 2000s, even though it is associated with the new literary generation. The new generation’s concept of zero gravity displays an aesthetic hybridity in the sense that it escapes the grounding of historical reality and the innocence of genre grammar. The prob-lem lies in the analysis of how this hybridity will become an “energy of aesthetic overthrow” in the future, which is a task related to the future of Korean literature.

keywords
2000s literature different literature hybridity aesthetic hybridity post-introvertedness schizophrenic language zero gravity aesthetic overthrow

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