Female visibility through Korean literature : feminist theological critique

This article introduces Korean women's experience as seen through the lense of social and cultural backgrounds, from the premodern through to the postmodern era. Korean literature is used as a source to investigate Korean women's experiences and perspectives. By means of feminist critique...

Full description

Published in: Hervormde teologiese studies Vol. 59; no. 2; pp. 451 - 473
Main Authors: Dreyer, Yolanda, Jeong, Eun Ok
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Afrikaans
Published: AOSIS 06-01-2003
Online Access: Get full text
Summary: This article introduces Korean women's experience as seen through the lense of social and cultural backgrounds, from the premodern through to the postmodern era. Korean literature is used as a source to investigate Korean women's experiences and perspectives. By means of feminist critique this article explores men-centered influences in Korean literature. It aims to illustrate the importance of the issue of female visibility through Korean literature from a Korean woman's perspective. Two texts are analyzed and critiqued: the first is the myth of Korean origin. The second is a story of Gasi Gogi (a thorny fish). The article is intended to stimulate debate on gender, voices, and authority from a feminist perspective, in order to transcend the more traditional interpretations.
ISSN: 0259-9422
2072-8050
DOI: 10.4102/hts.v59i2.657