Representations of Femininity in Contemporary South Korean Women's Literature

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Global Oriental, Mar 1, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 222 pages
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This book discusses perceptions of ‘femininity’ in contemporary South Korea and the extent to which fictional representations in South Korean women’s fiction of the 1990s challenges the enduring association of the feminine with domesticity, docility and passivity.

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About the author (2010)

Joanna Elfving-Hwang is Junior Professor of Korean Studies and Director of Korean Studies at Frankfurt University, Germany. She earned a PhD from the University of Sheffield, and previous to her current appointment she has been a lecturer in Korean Literature at the University of Sheffield and a Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies at Leeds University.

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