[KS] Fwd: [CALL FOR PAPERS] Three||Eight: Korean Literature and the Division System Conference | Univ. of Michigan | Nov 22-23, 2019

Do-Hee Morsman dmorsman at umich.edu
Wed Jul 24 12:04:31 EDT 2019

Dear Moderators,
There was a typo from the template in the call I sent to the list earlier.
Would it be possible to post this corrected version below instead?

*Do-Hee Morsman*
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Southeast Asian Studies, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, Nam
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Date: Wed, Jul 24, 2019 at 12:01 PM
Subject: [CALL FOR PAPERS] Three||Eight: Korean Literature and the Division
System Conference | Univ. of Michigan | Nov 22-23, 2019
To: <dmorsman at umich.edu>

Corrected Conference Date in Body of Message

9th Perspectives on Contemporary Korea Conference

*Three||Eight: Korean Literature and the Division System*
November 22-23, 2019 | University of Michigan
Weiser Hall, 10th Fl (500 Church St. Ann Arbor, MI)
Korean Literature Association will hold its annual workshop at the
University of Michigan on November 22-23, 2019. The workshop will be hosted
jointly by the Nam Center for Korean Studies as part of University of
Michigan’s *Perspectives on Contemporary Korea* conference series.

This year’s gathering focuses on the culture of division. The recent,
highly publicized crossings of the Thirty-Eighth Parallel by Kim Jong-un,
Moon Jae-in, and Donald Trump have dramatized the possible dissolution in
the foreseeable future of what South Korean critic Paik Nak-chung has
called the “division system”: the interdependence of seemingly hostile
actors borne of and sustained by the partition of the Korean peninsula. As
a defining feature of Northeast Asian geopolitics since the second half of
the twentieth century, the division system gave rise to extreme and violent
forms of physical, linguistic, and cultural territorializations even as it
conditioned diasporic Korean communities in Northeast Asia and authored
vectors of unexpected movement. Reflecting on the historical complexities
of the division system as it faces its potential demise, the conference
seeks to shed light on the varied literary and cultural experiences that
were mediated by the Korean language under the condition of division by
considering together the literatures of the two Koreas, as well as
Korean-language writings produced in Japan and Northeast China. How did the
division system shape literature in these regions? How did literature and
film challenge this system from within and across national boundaries? And
how might the concept and practice of Korean literature change in a
post-division era within a rapidly changing mediascape? Especially welcome
are papers that consider the study of Korean literature and film broadly or
approach specific authors and works in relation to the following list of

   - War, division, memory
   - Korean diaspora in Northeast Asia
   - Cross-border movements (including *w**ŏlbuk*, *w**ŏlnam*, *nappuk*,
   and *t’albuk*)
   - Censorship and canon-making in North and South Korea
   - Concepts of minor literature in Northeast Asia
   - Global cold war and notions of neutrality
   - Bilingualism and translation

One panel will be dedicated to the work of current PhD students. In
addition, a writers’ roundtable on literatures of partition that brings
Korea’s experience in dialogue with South Asian and Palestinian experiences
of partition is being planned.

Paper proposals of around 200 words should be submitted to
three-eight at umich.edu by August 25, 2019.

Participants will receive travel subsidy and lodging.

*This conference is made possible with the generous support of the
Literature Translation Institute of Korea, a U.S. Department of Education
Title VI NRC grant, the Korea Foundation, and the Nam Family Gift.*
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