North Korea (DPRK): History, Literature, Film

North Korea (DPRK): History, Literature, Film

Course Number: ALL 3920-002 (UMN), ASIAN 380.003 (U-M), EALC 199 (UIUC)

Times: Tuesday/Thursday 11:00-12:30 (CT)

Instructor: Travis Workman

In this course we learn how to interpret critically the literature, film, and media produced within and about the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, from its establishment in 1948 to the present day. We focus on questions of revolution and democracy, the Stalinist political formation, and on the ways that literature and visual culture create and recreate "North Korea" as a fantasy space. Students learn the history of North Korea as well as how to analyze its cultural products. There is also an emphasis on South Korean and American depictions of the country.

Hosting University: University of Minnesota

Academic Calendar: Unless specified by the course instructor, the course will follow the host campus' academic calendar.

Participating Universities: University of Michigan