CKS Scholarship Application Deadline is February 2

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The deadline for applying for 2015‒2016 scholarships administered by the Center for Korean Studies is Monday, February 2, 2015. Applications must be submitted by visiting the University of Hawai‘i student scholarships Web site (STAR) at www.star.hawaii.edu/scholarship/ and completing the appropriate on-line application for. Locate CKS scholarships—as well as other Korea-related scholarships—by searching with the keyword Korea.

Note that the listing Center for Korean Studies Student Scholarships & Awards covers the CKS graduate, undergraduate, graduate travel, and Donald C.W. Kim scholarships. Descriptions of the various scholarships offered through the Center can be found on the CKS Web site.

In addition to completing the on-line form, applicants also must:

  • Request letters of recommendation from two individuals (at least one from a faculty member in the applicant’s field of study) and notify those individuals that an e-mail notice will be sent to them requesting their recommendations; and
  • Send an electronic or hard copy of non-UH transcripts from any prior graduate program(s) or undergraduate transcripts if the applicant transferred from outside the University of Hawai‘i system.

All application materials should be sent to:
Ashlee Esteban
CKS Scholarship Coordinator
1881 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822

E-mail: aesteban@hawaii.edu
Telephone: (808) 956-2212
Fax: (808) 956-2213

Call For Papers: Memory and Identity in Literature and Film

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Proposals are invited for papers addressing the theme of Memory and Identity in Literature and Film to be presented in the Asian Comparative Literature and Film Panels at the 2015 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Annual Convention. The convention will be held October 8-10, 2015, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Papers dealing with both traditional and modern periods are welcome. Topics may include but are not limited to: Landscape, imagery/imagination, and memory; aesthetics of memory; objects and memory; cinema of memory; photography and memory; autobiography, gender, and memory; nostalgia, affect and memory; childhood memory; cultural memory; and trauma and memory.

Prospective participants should submit a paper abstract of approximately 250 words along with a short biography to Mark Levine (mark.levine@morehouse.edu) by March 1, 2015. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be given by March 31, 2015.

For more information about the convention, see the RMMLA Web site at http://www.rmmla.org/.

Call for Papers: 4th Conference on Korean Screen Culture

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The Korean Studies unit at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, has announced plans for the 4th Korean Screen Culture Conference, to be hosted by the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies in collaboration with the Korea Foundation May 29–30 2015.

The conference aims to examine critically some of the most important issues affecting Korean screen culture, particularly cinema, television, and music videos.

Proposals are invited for papers and panels on all aspects of Korean screen culture, South and North Korean cinema past and present, video games, production, distribution and reception of film, television, K-pop music videos, and the transnational and transmedia aspects in Korean screen culture such as the impacts of the Korean Wave (Hallyu), transnational adaptations, co-productions, collaborations, and various transmedia practices.

Papers on other forms of Korean screen culture will also be considered.

Proposals (for individual papers as well as panel proposals) should include name, institutional affiliation, title of the paper, an abstract of 400 words, and a 50-100-word biography of the author. Send these as a Microsoft WORD file–no PDFs–by February 28, 2015, to Andrew David Jackson at krm769@hum.ku.dk. Use the file-naming convention: LastnameNameKSC15.doc (e.g., SmithJaneKSC15.doc).

All applicants will receive an e-mail confirmation of the receipt of their abstract within a week of submission. Successful applicants will be notified by mid-March and will be required to send the complete paper of 5,500 to 6,000 words by April 30, 2015.

Direct all inquiries to Andrew David Jackson (krm769@hum.ku.dk at:

Korean Studies Unit
Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
University of Copenhagen
Karen Blixensvej 4
10.4.45
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Denmark
tel: +45 51 30 32 49
+ 44 7986 589489

SPAS Graduate Student Conference Deadline Extended

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The deadline for submitting abstracts for possible presentation in the 2015 School of Pacific and Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference on Asian Studies has been extended to January 31, 2015. The conference, on the theme “Against the Current: Transforming Perspectives in Asia,” is scheduled for March 18-20, 2015, at the Center for Korean Studies.

For more information about the conference, see http://bit.ly/1xVlBM3 or refer to the conference Facebook page, “SPAS Graduate Conference,” or Web site at http://spasconference.wordpress.com/.

Note that there is a cash prize for the best paper in the following areas: Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, Philippines.

Questions can be directed to the conference planning committee at gradconf@hawaii.edu.

Kyujanggak Fellowships for 2015

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The Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies at Seoul National University invites applications for its 2015 fellowships. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2015. The fellowships allow researchers in various stages of their careers to use the Kyujanggak collection as well as the resources at Seoul National University to carry out their research projects or prepare a manuscript for publication. The fellowships are open to all fields of Korean studies.

Three kinds of fellowships are available:

  • Fellowship A (Korean studies faculty, 6 or 10 months)
  • Fellowship B (post-doctoral grant, 6 or 10 months)
  • Junior Fellowship (Ph.D. students, 3 months)

For details about the application process, required documents, application restrictions, benefits, and all other practical information, visit the Web site:
http://hosting03.snu.ac.kr/~icks/ENG/fellowship/kyu_fellowship.php. There you will also find the required application forms for each fellowship as well as information about programs to which one can apply year-round.

For more information, contact the International Center for Korean Studies at Kyujanggak at icks@snu.ac.kr or telephone +82-(0)2 880 4038.

Academy of Korean Studies 23rd Summer Program for International Students

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The Academy of Korean Studies has announced its 23rd Summer Program for International Students. This intensive summer program for undergraduate students was developed in furtherance of the Academy’s mission “to cultivate young leaders, who can contribute to the development of Korean studies.” The program is composed of components such as lectures on Korea, intensive Korean language instruction, field trips, excursions, and traditional cultural activities. Since its beginning in 1993, some 637 students from 45 countries have attended the program, according to the Academy.

The 2015 summer program will run for four weeks, from Monday, July 13, to Friday, August 7. Except for some English lectures, most of the program will be in Korean. Therefore participants need to possess basic Korean language skills. The program is open to undergraduate students of second year or above from universities abroad who are majoring or minoring in Korean studies and those who have taken Korea-related lectures from their universities. Graduate students and students who hold Korean nationality are not eligible for this program.

Applications are being accepted from January 12 to February 27, 2015. Applications received after that deadline will be not considered.

Applications require submission of a six-page application form, which can be downloaded at http://www.aks.ac.kr; official university transcripts; a “Korean Proficiency Evaluation Sheet,” included in the application form; two letters of reference (to be sent directly to kebae@aks.ac.kr by the recommenders; and, optionally, a Score Report for Korean Proficiency Test. All documents should be written in Korean or English. Otherwise, a certified translation of the document into Korean or English should be added.

All documents except the letters of reference should be combined into one PDF file and sent by e-mail to kebae@aks.ac.kr with the subject line: Application Documents for the 23rd AKS Summer Program for International Students_Name of the Applicant.

Results will be announced individually via e-mail on March 31, 2015.

The Academy of Korean Studies will cover the cost of registration, lectures, accommodations, and meals during the program as well as expenses incurred during field trips and excursions. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses, including the round-trip airfare and transportation fee between the airport and the Academy of Korean Studies.

For further information, contact the program coordinator, Ms. Ki-eun Bae, by telephone at +82-31-709-9843 or by e-mail at kebae@aks.ac.kr.