Category Archives: Azalea

Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture, vol. 6 (2013)

Azalea cover vol. 6
David R. McCann
Editor’s Note, 7

Special Feature: Contemporary Korean Science Fiction

Haerin Shin
The Curious Case of South Korean Science Fiction: A Hyper-Technological Society’s Call for Speculative Imagination, 81

Kim Kyung-uk
Young Hearts Never Grow Old, 87

Kim Jung-hyuk
1F/B1, 111

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Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture, vol. 5 (2012)

Azalea 5, cover image
David R. McCann
Editor’s Note, 7

Writer in Focus: Kim Aeran

Kim Aeran
Flugdatenschreiber, 11
Mouthwatering, 33
Pit-a-pat, My Life, 59

Jamie Chang
Interview with Kim Aeran, 79

Images

Choi Ho-Cheol
Cartoons: Images of Seoul

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Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture, vol. 4 (2011)

Azalea 4, cover image
David R. McCann
Editor’s Note, 7

Writer in Focus: Gong Jiyoung

Gong Jiyoung
The Key, 11

Gong Jiyoung
Excerpt from The Crucible, 41

Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton, and Soohyun Chang
Interview with Gong Jiyoung, 71

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Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture, vol. 3 (2010)

Azalea 3, cover imageDavid R. McCann
Editor’s Note, 5

Writer in Focus: Haïlji

Haïlji
Excerpt from The Statement, 9

Haïlji
Excerpt from The Užupis Republic, 35

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Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture, vol. 2 (2008)

Azalea 2, cover imageDavid R. McCann
Editor’s Note, 7

Writer in Focus: Shin Kyung Sook

Shin Kyung Sook
The Strawberry Field, 11

Gabriel Sylvian
Interview with Shin Kyung Sook, 53

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Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture, vol. 1 (2007)

Azalea 1, cover imageAzalea is a new annual journal of Korean literature and culture published by the Korea Institute at Harvard University and distributed by the University of Hawai‘i Press. Volume 1 is now available.

Azalea aims to promote Korean literature among English-language readers. The first volume includes works of several contemporary Korean writers and poets, as well as essays and book reviews by Korean studies professors in the United States. Azalea will introduce to the world new writers and also promising translators. The journal will provide the academic community of Korean studies with well-translated texts for college classes. Writers from elsewhere in the world will also share their experience of Korean literature or culture with wider audiences.

David R. McCann
Editor’s Note, 7

Azalea is about Korean literature and literary culture, and therefore about writing, publishing, translating, and reading. The writing has already happened, the translation too, but now for the reading! We have looked at original works, wondering who might best translate a gem. Or we have discovered a strong translation and asked, ‘Can we publish it?’ And how might artwork of various kinds, or perhaps photographs of Korea contemporaneous with the literary works, be added to the mix? The occasional hortatory note, such as my own in this issue about the 1953 short story ‘Cranes’ by Hwang Sunwŏn, may add another edge, perhaps, to the reader’s framing and reframing of the piece.” —from the Editor’s Note

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