FYI: “10 tips to help you ‘win’ at graduate school”

“Don’t be a resistant learner. There’s nothing better than graduate students who are engaged, think for themselves, and speak up in class instead of silently taking notes like excellent sheep. And there’s nothing more irritating, at least for me, than those who are more interested in showing off how much they already know than in learning anything new.”

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[Job] Assistant Professor in Women’s Studies, University of Hawai`i

University of Hawai`i “seeks a candidate with expertise that is well situated at the intersection of sexuality, sexual violence, sexual harassment, and queer embodiment. […] Candidates whose interdisciplinary research agenda intersects with any of the following will be highly desirable: gender, justice, and law; queer theory; race and racialization; or disability studies. Candidates who demonstrate ability to contribute to the department’s and university’s strengths in: Hawai‘i and the Asia-Pacific region; migration and deportation; transnational feminism; gender, justice, and the law; and social justice; and have previous experience teaching courses on gender, violence, and sexuality; as well as developing and teaching online courses will be given preference.”… more

New publication: “Shifting Geographies of Proximity” in Ethnographies of U.S. Empire

“Politically and theologically conservative Korean Protestantism — which constitutes the dominant mainstream and political leadership of Korean Christianity, and is especially prominent among immigrant Korean Americans in the United States — is inextricable from its Cold War collusion with religious and geopolitical-economic reaches of the American empire. This discussion of history — not as a bygone past but as an enduring present — gestures toward my contention that Korean evangelicals are producing Islamophobia as a geopolitical-religious and world orientation project. By aligning Korea with the “Free World” even as Korea reaches out to the developing world, world evangelical missions not only consolidate and reinforce existing affinities and alliances, but also engage in an ongoing calibration of distance and proximity in relation to the empire.”… more

[Job] Korean History position, University of Washington

The University of Washington is seeking a Korean historian “who will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching both in JSIS and in History, offering large survey courses, including a survey of modern Korean history, as well as more advanced courses; conduct independent research; and contribute to the University’s distinguished and diverse programs in undergraduate and graduate studies. Candidates should be able to contribute to the mission of both JSIS and History, and can take a leadership role in Korean Studies at the University of Washington.”

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[CFP] Stupendous Villainy in Korean Cinema, UC Berkeley

Interesting CFP on “stupendous villainy” in Korean cinema. “The continuing success of Korean films has garnered the interest of critics in the persistence of the popular genre form. Their appropriation of blockbuster aesthetics, reworking of narrative and genre conventions, as well as the treatment of diverse subject matters, have all received keen critical attention. This workshop focuses on a narrower element of Korean film’s popular appeal: the stupendous depiction of villainy. Through an examination of the strange depth of antiheroes and psychopaths, this workshop endeavors to elucidate an oft-neglected, yet impressive aesthetic achievement of recent popular Korean cinema.  The sophisticated technique of character development in creating the archetype of the villain not only highlights the broader range and depth of new trends in popular filmmaking, but also calls for new ways to conceptualize the relationship between filmic representation and the society at large.  The broad contour of the antagonist, ranging from the lure of transgression and a fear of the dreadful, will be of particular interest.”… more

[Job] Assistant Professor of Korean Linguistics – University of Oregon

The University of Oregon’s East Asian Languages and Literatures Department invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Korean Linguistics, to begin in fall 2019. They seek candidates specializing in Korean Linguistics, Korean Applied Linguistics or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion; who have expertise in empirical research on Korean language and language use, second language acquisition, and pedagogy; and who have evidence of or clear potential for productive and high-quality research. Deadline: November 1, 2018.more