• Clarice Lispector Reborn in David Lynch’s Seoul: An Introduction to Outsider Novelist-Essayist Bae Suah

    Colin Marshall discusses the enigmatic and subtle qualities of Bae Suah's fiction.

    An American Aid Worker in Pyongyang: Andray Abrahamian’s Being in North Korea

    For this week's Korea Blog, Andrei Rogatchevski takes a look at Andray Abrahamian’s "Being in North Korea."

    The Woman Who Ran: The Cinematic-Romantic Collaboration of Hong Sangsoo and Kim Min-Hee Evolves

    "The collision of the sexes in Hong's work has become more awkward and disembodied over time, and sex itself has dwindled to a conspicuous absence."

    The Great Korean Plastic Surgery Novel: Frances Cha’s If I Had Your Face

    When first learning Korean in Los Angeles, I went to a Koreatown bookstore in search of simple reading material. There …

    No Sex Please, This Is Korea: Jang Sun-woo’s The Road to the Race Track (1991)

    Colin Marshall continues his dive into the Korean Film Archive’s YouTube channel with Jang Sun-woo's "The Road to the Race Track" (1991).

    The First Comprehensive Introduction to “K-Lit” Past and Present: Youngmin Kwon and Bruce Fulton’s What Is Korean Literature?

    Colin Marshall delves into the development of Korean literature as a genre, through Youngmin Kwon and Bruce Fulton's "What Is Korean Literature?"

    The Korean Zombie Apocalypse: A Wave of Movies and TV Eerily Suited to the COVID Era

    For this week's Korea Blog, Colin Marshall looks at recent(ish) films that presciently documented the same societal fears now exposed in the pandemic.