[KS] CfP for edited collection Korean Film and Festivals: Global Transcultural Flows
hyunseon.lee at uni-tuebingen.de
Sun Nov 12 04:30:16 EST 2017
CFP FOR EDITED COLLECTION – KOREAN FILM AND FESTIVALS: GLOBAL
Film festivals for over seventy years have been the driving force
behind the global circulation of cinema. Film festivals are also a
place where cultures are translated and transported into other
cultures. Work on film festivals is a burgeoning field of interest in
Film Studies. Much cutting-edge work is currently being published on
film festivals in relation to world cinemas, yet the relationship
between Korean cinema and film festivals so far has been relatively
Until recently, the work on this subject has mainly focused on
European and North American Film Festivals, with presumptions and
expectations about different global film cultures being shaped there.
Asia is slowly becoming more prominent in the international festival
world, and so it will be crucial to investigate how film festivals in
Korea are engaging in this new global prominence of film festivals in
Asia, and how this, in turn, is transforming what an international
film festival is.
We hope the following volume will expand upon and enlarge the current
work that has already been done on film festivals in Korea. There are
also numerous small film festivals that are held in Korea, which would
be beneficial to research to reveal the role they play in Korean film
culture and compare their structure and operations to the larger
Korean film festivals.
Korean cinema has been making large waves in international film
festivals for over a decade now, not to mention having had a long
history at European film festivals that began in the 1960s. However,
there has not yet been a systematic study of the ideas and problems
related to curating Korean films at international film festivals.
Along with this focus on the growing role of film festivals in
relation to Korean cinema and lack of research on film festivals
within Korea, this edited volume "Korean Film Festivals: Global
Transcultural Flows" aims to address the following blind spots:
- What constitutes the term ‘world cinema,’ and what issues
are at stake when Korean cinema enters foreign lands with (different)
values attached to it?
- How are national narratives created around Korean cinema at
international film festivals? Although Korean cinema has a long
history of screenings at international film festivals, why is it that
only in the past decade has Korean cinema started to win major
festival prizes and gain a firm place within the rubric of ‘world
- If the film festival is the place that aims to exhibit
certain kinds of films, what place does Korean cinema have within the
exhibition network, and what type of cinema and images are being
sought from Korea by international festival curators?
- How is Korean cinema’s global success related to the film
industry side of film festivals, where business deals are made for the
worldwide distribution of Korean cinema?
- How can issues of cultural translation be analyzed when
looking at what exactly Korean cinema represents to international
audiences, and what those audiences desire from it?
- If we compare how Korean cinema is curated within film
festivals in Korea itself and at international film festivals, what
does this reveal about the transcultural flows that emanate from Korea
to the rest of the world?
- How is Korean culture translated into cinema via the
festival distribution network?
- On the other side of the scale, how do film festivals within
Korea operate and fit into the international festival world?
The above questions will be explored in this edited volume. Other
papers related to Korean cinema at international film festivals or
Korean film festivals but with different angles will also be considered.
_ CALL FOR PAPERS _
The proposal should include an abstract of 300 words and the name,
institutional affiliation, a 100-word biography of the author, and the
title of the paper.
Please submit the abstract by JAN 10TH, 2018 to /DR. HYUNSEON
LEE HS53 at SOAS.AC.UK./
The deadline for full chapter submission is the 1 SEPTEMBER 2018. The
length of the article should be 6000 - 8000 words including footnotes
Hyunseon Lee, Ph D. Habilitation
Centre of Korean Studies / Centre for Film and Media Studies
SOAS, University of London
hs53 at soas.ac.uk
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