Red Love in Korea: Rethinking Communism, Feminism, and Sexuality: A Lecture by Ruth Barraclough


Join us for a lecture  by Ruth Barraclough, Lecturer in the  School of Culture, History & Language at Australian National University. Barraclough grew up in Queensland and first went to Seoul as a teenager in 1989. She recently completed Factory Girl Literature, in which argues that the factory girl became a crucial figure in modern Korean literature for the way she embodied the violence of industrial life. Her new project is a history of early communist women in Korea, provisionally entitled Red Love and Betrayal in the Making of North Korea. Lecture will be followed by a discussion. Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature at Boston University.

Ruth Barraclough is the author of Factory Girl Literature Sexuality,
Violence, and Representation in Industrializing Korea
(Seoul-California Series in Korean Studies, 2012)



Friday, November 1, 2013


College of Arts & Sciences, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 200