Working the Spaces Between: an Interview with Korea Lit founder Hannah E. Carson

By Charles Montgomery In the last dozen years or so, Korea has made a concerted effort to increase its cultural …

Watching Korea Develop Through Sixty Years of Commercials

By Colin Marshall Not long after I moved to Korea, an American expat of decades’ standing described the country to …

Why Does Korean Literature Use an Alphabet?

By Charles Montgomery The LARB Korea Blog is currently featuring selections from The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation, …

Wangsimni, My Hometown: a Gangster (and a Filmmaker’s) Pledge of Devotion to Korea

By Colin Marshall This is one in a series of essays on important pieces of Korean cinema freely available on …

How Did Korea Get Fiction in the First Place?

By Charles Montgomery The LARB Korea Blog is currently featuring selections from The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation, …

A Society of Screens: the Korea, and the World, Envisioned by Nam June Paik

 By Colin Marshall Video monitors started appearing on Seoul’s subway trains long before I arrived here. More video monitors — …

What Shaped Korean Translated Literature?  

By Charles Montgomery The LARB Korea Blog is currently featuring selections from The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation, …