This volume introduces various themes found in fantasy and martial arts web fictions. It also reviews the characteristics and history of each genre to guide readers
- Book Intro
(English) Web Fiction Curation: Fantasy and Martial Arts
Web fiction works are more numerous than the stars in the sky. Which one shall we start with?
The 19th volume in the A-Flat Series. Everything about popular culture that is hiding a half pitch below A.
In Web Fiction Curation: Fantasy and Martial Arts, Lee Yung-Hee, Lee Ju-Young and Seo Won-deuk of genre literature critic team at Textreet examine fantasy and martial arts web fictions; define key themes such as alternate history, reincarnation, possession, and games; and selects exemplary works. Starting with this volume on fantasy and martial arts, the Web Fiction Curation series plans to provide an overview of contemporary web fiction genres and recommend choicest works to exemplify the characteristics of web fiction.
The Web Fiction Curation series examines individual works and the trends in the genre development, thereby initiating a discourse to critique web fiction. For example, the authors identify the possibility of sci-fi, an overlooked genre in the web fiction platform, and discuss the implications and factors contributing to the revival of Yong Dae-Woon's Reining Heaven and Earth in online and mobile platforms. The authors analyze characteristics of web fiction - as found in the fusion of the martial arts genre and gaming industry - and the web fiction platforms' strengths and weaknesses.
- About the Author
Writer and culture researcher. Lee is a professor of web fiction creative writing at Chungkang College of Cultural Industries, a team lead for the genre critic team at Textreet, and a member of the editing committee at the bi-weekly publication Planning Meeting. He made a literary debut in 2006 with Weapon Shop at Mawangseong. Lee earned his master's and doctorate degrees in Korean language and literature at Hangyang University with his thesis History and the Implications of Korean Fantasy Novels. His major research works include The Possibility of Genre Literature Research in Digital Media: Recommendations for Web Fiction Research and Research on South Korean Game Fantasy Genre. Lee is the co-author of Declaration of Non-Mainstream and House of Hobbies.
Lee earned his master's and doctorate degrees at Korea University with the thesis Research on South Korea's Martial Arts Fiction in 1960: Focusing on Kim Kwangjoo and Waryongsang. He is in charge of the martial arts genre at the genre critic team Textreet. Lee co-authored Declaration of Non-Mainstream.
Martial arts fiction researcher. Seo is responsible for the martial arts genre at Textreet. He earned his master's degree in Korean language and literature from Yonsei University. Lee is working on a thesis on martial arts fiction in the 1930s. Lee is a co-author of Declaration of Non-Mainstream.
Yong Dae-Woon (Martial arts fiction writer) 2022 : A new approach to history and contemporary genre literature. The categorization of each genre was quite impressive. The introduction to numerous web fictions based on this analysis was persuasive, fair, and fascinating. This is an entertaining review recommended for anyone who is marginally interested in the genre.
Im Tae-Woon (Author of Taereung Zombie Town) 2022 : The number of web fictions are innundating like a flooding river. Web Fiction Curation: Fantasy and Martial Arts provides readers direction to note where this current originated. For aspiring web fiction writers, this book will become a reliable raft. Rest assured, as you follow along this book, you will find a fish that suits your taste.
First in Art and Popular Culture in June 2021 at Ridi eBook