Medieval European Studies in Korea Today

Medieval European Studies in Korea Today

Lee, Dongchoon & An, Sonjae

Medieval and Early Modern English Studies, Volume 16 No. 2 (2008)


Medieval studies in Korean universities are limited by the perceived difficulty of the subject. Few universities offer courses on medieval topics, even at graduate school level. Yet there are a number of scholars whose main area of research is centered in the Middle Ages and a number of academic associations devoted partly or fully to that. Doctoral dissertations are written on medieval topics, at least occasionally. The number of books on medieval topics translated into Korea or written in Korean suggests a much wider potential interest, while the use of medieval setting in computer games indicates the enduring imaginative power of the period.

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