[KS] Call for papers, SOAS Korean Screen Culture Conference

Andy Jackson gp200 at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 30 13:53:20 EDT 2012

Call for Papers
Years of Radical Change (2): SOAS Conference
on Korean screen culture
May 31st - June 1st 2013
Centre for Korean Studies in collaboration with the Centre for Film and Screen
Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London,
United Kingdom. 
From the 1980s
New Wave of South Korean directors to the big budget spectaculars of the 2000s,
South Korean cinema is attracting worldwide attention like never before. The
past few years have also seen an exponential growth in the popularity of South
Korean screen culture in Asia and beyond. The recent ‘Korean Wave’ (hallyu) of television dramas (soap operas),
cinema and popular music has generated a remarkable amount of interest in Korea
and its ‘culture.’ North Korea also has a long-established cinematic tradition
and is a rare example of a country that has been ruled by a filmmaker. In the
wake of  last year’s successful workshop
on South Korean film, Years of Radical
Change (1) held at SOAS, the Centre for Korean Studies in collaboration
with the Centre for Film and Screen Studies will host a two-day conference that
aims to examine critically some of the most important issues affecting Korean screen
culture today; particularly cinema, television and music videos.
Suggested topics include the following:
South and North
Korean cinema past and present     Anime                          Television dramas
Government policy towards cultural production         Film festivals     Video games
Intertextuality and the influence of Korean cinema on Hollywood
The Korean wave (hallyu) in Asia and beyond                 Korean popular music videos
on other forms of Korean popular culture will also be considered. 
Proposals (for individual
papers as well as panel proposals) should include the name, institutional
affiliation, the title of the paper, an abstract of 400 words, and a 100-word
biography of the author. Please send proposals by January 31st 2013
to Andrew David Jackson at radicalchange at soas.ac.uk. Successful applicants will be required
to send the complete paper of 5,500 - 6,000 words by April 20th, 2013. 
For all enquiries, please contact
Andrew David Jackson at radicalchange at soas.ac.uk.
The organizers will make an
effort to secure funding for accommodation and economy travel expenses to
presenters (from outside London)
whose papers have been accepted. 
The organizers would like to publish
outstanding papers from the conference, and will provide further details in due
Updated information will be
posted at:
by the Academy for Korean Studies.
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