This thesis looks into the formation and principle of the canon in modern woman's literature. Specially, this thesis investigates the women writers in the middle of 1930, Park Hwa Sung, Kang Keong-e, Choi Jeong Hee, Mo Yoon Suk, No Chun Myong, Chang D ...
This thesis looks into the formation and principle of the canon in modern woman's literature. Specially, this thesis investigates the women writers in the middle of 1930, Park Hwa Sung, Kang Keong-e, Choi Jeong Hee, Mo Yoon Suk, No Chun Myong, Chang Duk Jo, and how they construct the woman's literature positively. For this purpose, this thesis examines the writer, their works, genres and themes in the literary complete collection periodically. The complete collections are <Women's Literary Anthology in Modern Chosun>, <Women's Short Stories> in colonial period, and <Women's Literary Complete Collection in Korea> after the liberation period. And I refer to <Literary Complete Collection in Modern Chosun> and <Literary Complete Collection in Korea> for understanding the competition with the established literary institution.
First, the characteristics of women's complete collections in colonial period are related with the genre. In the case of novels, the works which represent the colonial condition realistically are selected. But the poetries and essays are regarded as the woman's genre, and categorized as the sentimentalism.
Second, the format of literary complete collection after the liberation period is similar to the colonial period. The novels of Park Hwa Sung, Kang Kyung-e describe the 'feminization of poverty' realistically. The works of Mo Yoon Suk and No Chun Myong are recorded in the poetry, because their works exclude/conclude the femininity by the dominant ideology.
In conclusion, woman's literary history between the colonial period and liberation period has the continuos aspect. And the women writers in this thesis exclude the other women writers like Kim Myong Soon, Na He Seok, or non-famous writers, and make their original group, <Association of Korean Women Writers>. That is, they lead the hierarchy in the women's literature.