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Female visibility through Korean literature: Feminist theological critique

Eun Ok Jeong, Yolanda Dreyer
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 59, No 2 | a657 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v59i2.657 | © 2003 Eun Ok Jeong, Yolanda Dreyer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 October 2003 | Published: 27 October 2003

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Eun Ok Jeong, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Yolanda Dreyer, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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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.


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