Editing and Translating Queer Korean Literature

When and Where

Thursday, March 28, 2024 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Room 208N
North House
1 Devonshire Place


Samuel E. Perry
(Chair) Janet Poole



In this book talk Perry will discuss the process of editing and translating his MLA volume Han'guk ŭi k'wiŏ munka: han segi and its accompanying volume of English translations, A Century of Queer Korean Fiction. He will also read from some of the selections, which range from Yi Kwangsu's 1918 short story "Yunkwangho" to Park Sang Young's 2017 "Yundo is Back" and include both canonical works as well as pieces found in the archives.



Samuel E. Perry is associate professor of East Asian Studies and Comparative Literature at Brown University. His interests include literary translation, queer studies, and revolutionary fiction from the early and mid-20th century. He is now working on two book manuscripts: “From Across the Genkai Sea: Japanese Literature During the Korean War” and “Bad Gays in Japan”.

(Chair) Janet Poole is an Associate Professor, Distinguished Professor of the Humanities & Chair of the Department of East Asian Studies. Poole's research and teaching interests lie in aesthetics in the broad context of colonialism and modernity, in history and theories of translation, and in the creative practice of literary translation.



Centre for the Study of Korea, Asian Institute, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto


1 Devonshire Place