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Studies on Vietnamese and Korean Literature and Films

Robinsonade in Korean films

International Conference:

“Studies on Vietnamese and Korean Literature and Films

in the Context of Globalization”


  1. Name (Family, Given): NGUYEN, THI PHU;
  2. Nationality: Vietnam;
  3. Profession: Teacher;
  4. Higher Education: Bachelor;
  5. Employment: VNU-HCM High School for the Gifted;
  6. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



In the Europe and North America region’s literary study, the term Robinsonade as a literary genre that refers narrative works tell about adventures on the sea and castaways try to survive on desert islands. Robinsonade structure not only appears in literary writings but also is used in cinema works which have been called ‘filmic Robinsonade’ by critics. As a result of globalization, Robinsonade structure has been experimented on Korean screen. This paper mentions introducing the Robinsonade genre and applying this structure as a main methodology to discuss some Korean films.

Keywords: Robinsonade, Korean films, desert island, globalization,…