Detours: A Decolonial Guide to Korea is an edited volume in the “Detours” series of alternative guide books published by Duke University Press. I’m excited to be co-editing this with Crystal Mun-hye Baik, Jinah Kim, and Young Gyung Paik. It’s a public-facing project that centers interdisciplinary, creative, and demilitarist feminist approaches, with aims to defamiliarize the ways in which Korea is popularly depicted by and consumed through a global tourist gaze. Detours: Korea seeks to offer anticolonial stories and decolonial reimaginings that challenge the prolonged forms of violence that, in devastating ways, shape everyday life in and beyond the divided Korean peninsula and Jeju Island.
We have tentatively identified four thematic groups for submissions: Stories of Place, Counter-mapping, Diaspora and Migration, and More than Human. Please take a look at the full CFP for more information.
We hope to gather abstracts and proposals by May 1, 2023. Do let me know if you have any questions or want to bounce off ideas or proposal possibilities. I’m hoping to see lots of artist and activist collaborations in multiple languages and various formats, a “guide book” that’s well-informed and informative without being narrowly academic.
This link points to the 2 page CFP on Google Docs.
This is the folder with all 10 images for social media.