"Exchanging Words: A Bilingual Reading of Contemporary Korean Fiction"
From the works of Korean authors Cho Kyong-nan and P'yon Hye-yong
English versions read by Bruce Fulton and Cindy Chen, translators
October 23, 2009
1070 Humanities Gateway
Cho Kyong-nan (Jo Kyung-Ran) is the author of several novels including Time for Baking Bread (1996), We've Met Before (2001), and Tongue (2007). Her works, which microscopically examine alienation in modern life, have garnered both popular and critical acclaim.
P'yon Hye-yong (Pyun Hye-Young), winner of the prestigious Hanguk Ilbo Prize in 2007, is the author of the story collections Mallow Gardens (2005) and To the Kennels (2007). Infused with grotesque imagery, her stories depict an apocalyptic world.
The authors' works in translation will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
The event is free and open to the public.
This event is being hosted by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. Additional sponsorships includ the UCI Center for Asian Studies, Academy of Korean Studies, International Communications Foundation, and UCI International Center for Writing and Translation
For more information please contact Dept. of East Asian Lang. & Lit. (949) 824-2227
or visit http://www.humanities.uci.edu/eastasian/.