As Japanese authors gained confidence in their place amidst a rapidly expanding transnational culture in the early twentieth century, they sought to boldly employ newfound literary ideologies. They took full advantage of the new freedoms of thought and style afforded by Western learning, and challenged traditional written structures in order to create literary works of […]Read more "Dark Existentialism + Modern Japanese Poetry"
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Always the bride’s maid, never the bride? Such is the fate of numerous men (and occasionally ladies) in Korean drama series. Countless kind-hearted, exceedingly handsome bachelors fall victim to the love triangle, forever relegated to melancholic longing for the one true love who instead chose the broken bad boy. Why is this Kdrama trope so […]Read more "Kdrama: The Love Triangle"