Category Archives: Azalea

Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture, vol. 8 (2015)

Editor’s Note
David R. McCann, ix

Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture Volume 8, 2015
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Once again, readers will discover a rich and varied array of contemporary Korean literary and image work in the current issue of Azalea journal. We celebrate the 100th anniversary of the births of two of the twentieth century’s great Korean writers, Midang Sŏ Chŏngju, the poet, and Hwang Sunwŏn, the short story and novel writer. Periodically, as the cultural, political, and historical tides in Korea have fallen and risen only to fall and rise again, these two writers have been lionized, denigrated, taken as emblems of Korea’s literary capabilities and accomplishments, or set to the side as passé, out-of-sync, politically unacceptable, or just too old to matter. Yet readers will find a rich array of reflections on these two writers and examples of their literary accomplishments. May you savor and treasure. Let us resolve to keep these writers central to our understanding of the terrain that Korean literature traversed in the twentieth century and to comprehend how much it would lose if it did not value, even treasure, these and others in the twenty-first.

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Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture, vol. 7 (2014)

Azalea7_cover_blogDavid R. McCann
Editor’s Note, 9

Special Feature: Contemporary Korean American Writing

Guest Editors: Heinz Insu Fenkl and Minsoo Kang

Heinz Insu Fenkl
Introduction, 13

Minnow Park
Lessons from My Grandfather, 19

Karla Kim
Our Missing Half, 23
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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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