CFP

[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

[CFP] 5th Intl. Research Symposium on Korean Adoption Studies

The International Korean Adoptee Associations (IKAA) will convene the Fifth International Symposium on Korean Adoption Studies as part of the IKAA Gathering 2019. The field of Korean adoption studies is specifically concerned with international adoption from Korea including the experiences of overseas adopted Koreans, birth families, adoptive families, and the families of adoptees. Scholars working at the intersections of Asian and Korean studies, postcolonial and cultural studies, and social and behavioral sciences are engaging with issues of race and ethnicity, migration and diaspora, gender and family, and globalization and transnationalism.… more

[CFP] Policing, Justice, and the Radical Imagination – Radical History Review

Super interesting CFP. “Radical History Review seeks proposals for contributions to a forthcoming issue that will bring together historically oriented scholarship and politically engaged writing that examine places and times without police. … We welcome contributions that challenge the necessity of violence and authoritarian oversight in structuring social order, or that use historical study to disrupt the assumption that police are necessary.”… more

[CFP] UCLA Thinking Gender 2019: Feminists Confronting the Carceral State

The 29th annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference — this year’s theme is Feminists Confronting the Carceral State — will focus on the gendered regimes of captivity, state violence, and incarceration, emphasizing feminist, queer, trans, abolitionist, and intersectional interventions. Submission deadline is October 28, 2018.… more

[CFP] Asian Studies Summer Institute “Infrastructure” – Penn State University

Very interesting CFP for a workshop at Penn State University on the theme of infrastructure. “… we will explore the relationships between real and conceptual infrastructures, concrete materials and codes of practice, and means and motivations, both in particular parts of Asia and as Asian people, goods, and ideas circulate globally. … Key questions will include how infrastructure studies might renew classic approaches to Asian societies and their national or global histories, provide new insights into Asian and Asian diasporic literatures or arts, or help focus attention on current ecological and political concerns—for example, by mobilizing new concepts such as redundancy, resilience, and repair.”… more