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Beyond the Pickets: Comics & visual culture in telling marginalized narratives – University of Toronto

I’m looking forward to hosting writer/artist/activist Sukjong Hong this week, as she will be visiting from New York as a guest speaker in my second-year “writing geography” class at UTSC. She will also lead a workshop on the St. George campus about comics and visual culture on Tuesday, Feb 9.… more

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[CFP] Power and Dissent, Seoul National University

Excellent CFP for an upcoming Kyujanggak symposium in August 2016 at SNU. “The practice of dissent — the public objection to decisions or actions by those in power — has long held a significant place in Korean political and social life.” This workshop seeks to examine “the phenomenon of individual or collective opposition to authority” and its “notable historical precedents as well as contemporary manifestations that reflect changing relations of power within Korean society over time.… more

[CFP] Korea with Empire, UPenn

This conference at UPenn “hopes to investigate the various ways Korean polities and Korean actors engaged with ’empire,’ broadly conceived as conceptual, institutional, and social structures justified by claims to universal normativity: whether they be represented by Confucian dynasties and international organizations, or enforced through Cold War orthodoxies.” The organizers are interested in “how Korean actors resisted, contested, but especially, appropriated “empire” for their own ends.”… more

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[CFP] Korean Film Workshop at Berkeley 2016

The Center for Korean Studies at UC Berkeley has announced a call for working papers for a Korean film workshop on the broad topic of history and historiography of Korean film. It is scheduled for July 15 of 2016. The workshop will examine the changing contour of Korean film history and its relationship with other cultural development and disciplinary engagements such as colonial visual culture and digital media. Abstracts are due on March 1.… more

[CFP] 2016 International Conference of NextGen Korean Studies Scholars

Graduate students in Korean studies are invited to participate in the 4th International Conference of NextGen Korean Studies Scholars (NEKST) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Any methodologies and disciplinary traditions are welcome for submission, as long as the proposed paper topic is specific to Korea. Abstracts are due by January 15, 2016.… more