Dongchoon Lee & Sonjae An, Medieval European Studies in Korea Today 


Medieval studies in Korean universities are limited by the perceived
difficulty of the subject. Few universities offer courses on medieval topics, even
at graduate school level. Yet there are a number of scholars whose main area
of research is centered in the Middle Ages and a number of academic
associations devoted partly or fully to that. Doctoral dissertations are written on
medieval topics, at least occasionally. The number of books on medieval topics
translated into Korea or written in Korean suggests a much wider potential
interest, while the use of medieval setting in computer games indicates the
enduring imaginative power of the period.

Key Words : Medieval studies, Korean translations, medievalism