[KS] June 23-24 at UC Berkeley: Korean Film Workshop and Film Screening of "City: Hall" (Jeong, Jae-eun)

Center for Korean Studies cks at berkeley.edu
Fri Jun 20 04:43:27 EDT 2014

*Korean Film Workshop and Film Screening of "City: Hall" (Jeong, Jae-eun)*

Conference/Symposium: Center for Korean Studies | June 23-24 | 9:30
a.m. | Institute
of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor)
<http://www.berkeley.edu/map/googlemap/?b2223>, Seminar Room

Speaker/Performer: *Multiple Speakers*

Sponsor: Center for Korean Studies (CKS) <http://ieas.berkeley.edu/cks/>

As Korean cinema emerged as one of the major powerhouse cinemas in
international film circuit, its configurations of modern history, social
transformation and cultural developments have garnered significant critical
attention and inquiries. This workshop aims to further the discussion by
bringing attention to a subject of space in and of Korean cinema. It
approaches cinematic rendition of space as critical optics to problematize
and conceptualize the various topics of Korean film, including authorship,
genre, mode of production, and reception. Concurrently, it invites
reflection on the way in which spatial imagery and imaginary correspond to
the diverse impulses and conundrums that constitute contemporary Korean
society and culture.


*Day 1 (Monday, June 23)*

Introduction (9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.)
Moderator: Jinsoo An, UC Berkeley

Session I (10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.)
The Spaces of Cold War Korean Film Melodrama
Travis Workman (University of Minnesota)

Spatial Gestures: Toward the Critique of Violence in Postwar Korean Film
Hyun Seon Park (Visiting Scholar, USC)

How Steel is Trained: The Asian Corporeal in the Era of High-modern Heavy
Young-Jae Yi (Visiting Scholar, Princeton University)

Lunch Break (12:00 to 1:00 p.m.)

Session II (1:00 to 2:45 p.m.)
Seoul Flâneur: “Breathless” and “Café Noir”
Jinhee Choi (King’s College London, UK)

Love and Hate Thy Neighbor: Spatiality in Hong Sang-soo and Lee Chang-dong
Kyung Hyun Kim (UC Irvine)

The Microcosm in South Korean Cinema
Peter Paik (University of Wisconsin)

Break (3:00 pm to 4:00 pm)

*Film Screening (4:00 to 6:00) - IEAS Conference Room*
City: Hall (말하는 건축, 시티:홀, 2013)
Jeong, Jae-eun (Filmmaker, in person)

*Day 2 (Tuesday, June 24)*

Session I (10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.)
The Manchurian Imagination in Korean Cinema: Transnational Space and Its
Wooseok Kang (USC)

The Chronotope of the North: From “The Good, The Bad, The Weird” to “Dooman
Hyon Joo Yoo (University of Vermont)

Genre's Spatial Imaginary: “A Bittersweet Life “(Dalkomhan Insaeng) and
“Rough Cut” (Yonghwanun Yonghwada)
Michelle Cho (McGill University)

Lunch Break (12:00 to 1:00 p.m.)

Session II (1:00 to 3 p.m.)
The Landscape of the Heart: Reading the Stuff of “Childhood” in “Angels on
the Streets” and “Hometown of the Heart”
Dafna Zur (Stanford University)

Reconstructing Social Deaths in Mystery Thrillers “Helpless” (2012) and
“Pluto” (2012)
Inyoung Nam (Dongseo University)

The Meaning of the “Fall” in the Cinema of Park Chan-Wook and Others:
Politics of Vertical Mobility in Select South Korean Genre Films
Kyu Hyun Kim (UC Davis)

Into “Spreadable” Spaces: The Digital (After)Life of Korean Cinema
Hye Seung Chung (Colorado State University)

Our thanks to the Academy of Korean Studies for support of this workshop

Event Contact: cks at berkeley.edu
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