Friday, April 11, 2014
Time: 2:00-5:00 PM
Location: Ahn House
East Asian Languages and Cultures assistant professor and KSI core faculty member, Youngmin Choe will present an upcoming book manuscript for review.
Tourist Distractions: Theorizing Hallyu and Korean Cinema explores South Korea’s venture into trans-Asian cinema production in the late 1990s, and its relation to the emergence of hallyu (the Korean Wave), the undifferentiated general term for the popular culture phenomenon in which Korean entertainment and cultural products, including film, television drama, and music, found enthusiastic international reception. It examines the ways in which aspects of Korean popular cinema were slowly reformulated as it cohered to the ancillary nature of the hallyu market of which films came to be an integral part, and in which elements of consumption practices associated with hallyu, such as travel, came to reformulate aesthetic concepts that had been deeply grounded in national history and shared affect.
External reviewers will include Professor of Anthropology, Christine Yano from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Professor Emeritus of Cinema Studies, David Desser of Illinois University.
Please note that manuscript reviews are only open to faculty, postdoctoral and visiting scholars, and graduate students. The KSI manuscript review is a broad mentoring and professionalization program, and we expect all participants to read the manuscript and actively participate in the workshop. Thus, graduate students learn what the process of writing a book entails, while other faculty who attend the review participate in mentoring younger scholars and each other.
You may RSVP online. The manuscript will be sent via e-mail once you RSVP.