[KS] Korean Joan of Arc

skhwang3 at gmail.com skhwang3 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 14:10:05 EST 2012

Dear Andrzej,

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's work _Dictee_ compares Yu Kwan-sun and Joan of Arc.
But it is
an avantgarde style creative writing piece with scattered references, so it
is helpful to read Lisa Lowe and Elaine Kim's commentaries in _Writing
Self, Writing Nation_. I can't remember whether the works have an extensive
coverage of Yu Kwan-sun, but much of the discussion surrounding Yu these
days reflect on the use and abuse of historical women as symbols of
nationalism, rather than as religious (or iconoclastic) icons.


On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 11:08 PM, Andrzej Wadas <andrzejwadas at yahoo.co.uk>wrote:

> Dear Colleagues,
> this year we are celebrating 600 hundred anniversary of Joan of Arc's
> birth.
> I would be grateful for any comments and bibliographical hints related to
> the figure of Yu Kwan Su -
> the Korean Joan of Arc. To what extent a religious component was a driving
> force in her political
> activities? What were "the voices" in her case?
> Andrzej Wadas, Cracow
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