KOREAN 365 A: Korean Pop Culture

Winter 2024
Meeting:
MW 3:30pm - 5:20pm / DEM 004
SLN:
16187
Section Type:
Lecture
Joint Sections:
GLITS 314 A , C LIT 421 A
Instructor:
WEBTOONS: KOREAN COMICS, GLOBAL CONTEXTS SAME AS GLITS 314A, C LIT 421 A
Syllabus Description (from Canvas):

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All about Webtoons: Korean Comics, Global Context

Cross-listings: KOREAN 365 A, C LIT 421 A, GLITS 314 A

This course will cover the rise of webtoons (a specialized term for webcomics) as an artform and industry. It will explore how technology transformed manhwa using vertical scrolling layouts that altered the way comics are aesthetically designed, read, and distributed not just in Korea but throughout the world. It will also look at how those webtoons are adapted into other forms like dramas and video games, further contributing to the spread of Korean culture. Finally, we will analyze several popular webtoons and themes and how they reflect Korean society and culture as well as global influences.

Instructor: Dr. Emily Marie Anderson Hall
Time: MW 3:30-5:20 PM
Place: DEM 004

Required Readings:

  • Webtoons from Line WEBTOON (TBA)
  • Webtoons from Tapas (TBA)
  • Webtoons from Tappytoon (TBA)
  • All other readings will be available on Canvas

ALL readings will be in English. No Korean language knowledge required.

Catalog Description:
Focuses on Korean popular culture in modern and contemporary Korea and beyond.
GE Requirements Met:
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Credits:
5.0
Status:
Active
Last updated:
June 23, 2024 - 12:32 pm