[KS] CFP - "Cultures of _Yushin_" conference - University of Michigan

Adrienne Janney pantheon at umich.edu
Mon Nov 25 13:58:19 EST 2013

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Call for Papers: Conference on “Cultures of* Yushin*” at the Nam Center for
Korean Studies, University of Michigan

Conference Dates: November 7-8, 2014

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 14, 2014

Completed Paper Deadline: September 30, 2014

As the name of the constitutional reform that inaugurated South Korea’s
Fourth Republic (1972-79), *Yushin* has become synonymous with the second
half of the Park Chung Hee era when extreme political repression was
coupled with total mobilization of society under the double imperatives of
modernization and development. Existing scholarship on the period has
focused on its political and economic dimensions, and given rise to such
influential concepts as “developmental dictatorship” (*kaebal tokchae*) and
“mass dictatorship” (*taejung tokchae*).

Moving beyond the era’s political economy, the conference on “Cultures of
*Yushin*” seeks to explore the remarkably rich and varied cultural
production of the *Yushin* period in its dynamic, and often ambivalent,
relationship to state power. Cultural production is broadly conceived to
include literature, film, television, theater, music, art, architecture,
animation, comics, advertising, fashion, and sports. We welcome innovative
research that complicates familiar terms of opposition between coercion and
consent, collaboration and resistance, and high art and popular culture.

“Cultures of *Yushin*” is the fourth annual conference on contemporary
Korea sponsored by the Academy of Korean Studies and the Nam Center for
Korean Studies at the University of Michigan. Previous conferences in the
series have examined the phenomenon of *Hallyu *in the age of social media,
transgressive practices in Korean society, and the politics of sports.
Kicking off a two-day event devoted to the decade of the 1970s, the
conference will be followed by an international workshop on the legacies of
major public intellectuals of the 1970s, including Ham Sŏk-hŏn, Paik
Nak-chung, Ri Yŏng-hŭi, Kang Man-gil, Shin Il-yŏng, and An Pyŏng-mu. The
workshop will be led by historians, literary critics, and sociologists from
the United States, Japan, and Korea.

Papers presented at “Cultures of *Yushin*” conference will be considered
for inclusion in a peer-reviewed, edited volume of the same title to be
published by the University of Michigan Press, as part of *Perspectives on
Contemporary Korea* series. Selected participants will be asked to submit
complete papers by September 30, 2014.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words to
culturesofyushin at umich.edu by March 14, 2014. With the abstract, please
include: name, institutional and departmental affiliation, title/position,
and contact information.

Travel grants to defray the costs of attendance may be available to
accepted participants by application.

Conference organizers: Youngju Ryu and Nojin Kwak (University of Michigan)

Adrienne Janney  |  Research Project Coordinator

Nam Center for Korean Studies | University of Michigan

1080 S. University Ave. Suite 4661  |  Ann Arbor  |  MI  |  48109-1106
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