Our research team had been studying on the project named <Folktales and The Program of Literary Therapy-focus on 'the epic of self test' applying divergence of epic-> since September 2005 till August 2007. There are five presuppositions of our resea ...
Our research team had been studying on the project named <Folktales and The Program of Literary Therapy-focus on 'the epic of self test' applying divergence of epic-> since September 2005 till August 2007. There are five presuppositions of our research. First, literary is based on epic, and every person has their own epic of self. Second, folktales is dealing with universal problems which we have in our lives. Third, through analysing the epic of literary work, the epic of self can be shown. Forth, the epic of self can be complemented and modified. Fifth, the epic can be moved in regular areas, and has many divergence.
Our research team has been used the methods of literary therapy to achieve our object. There are three important methods of literary therapy. First, 'the epic' is description of relationship which is formed by formation, crisis, and recovery. Second, 'divergence of epic' means the epic has many branches, therefore, the epic can be divided into several forks. Third, in accordance with human relations, there are 'four realm of the fundamental epic'.
Our research had been proceeded in three steps. First step is to condense the epic of folktales from 『An Outline of Korean Folklore Literature』. Second step is to classify the condensed versions. Our team had classified the epic of literary works by stages. In advance, we collected the same literary works which has same epic in separate groups. Then we resorted the collected literary works by divergence of epic. Third step is to develop the literary therapy program for diagnosis the epic of self in four realm of the fundamental epic.
After stepping those three process, we obtain good results. First of all, the classifying list of literary works from 『An Outline of Korean Folklore Literature』is accomplished. The list is made by new organization applying divergence of epic. Next, fundamental epic scales is made to diagnose the fundamental epic. This scales is designed for measuring four levels of fundamental epic. The levels of fundamental epic are dividing, pushing, recovering, protecting. Finally, we have developed 'the epic of self test tool' based on fundamental epic scales.
Our team has been practicing 'the epic of self test tool' in the various fields, and verifying the literary therapy program continuously. The literary therapy program needs to be complemented, and intensified. We continue to improve the program, also ensure the appropriateness. Our next project is related to preceding project. The subject of next project is <the Study on the Compatibility between the Diagnostic Tools of the Epic of Self and Psychological Testing>. It is scheduled to start in 2007, and finish in 2009.