The Monash Asia Institute, Asian Cultural and Media Studies Research Cluster, and Korean Studies Program of Monash University invite submission of proposals for papers to be presented at a conference titled “‘Korean Wave’ Still Matters? Present and Future Directions.” The conference is to be held June 7–8, 2018, at the Monash University Caulfield Campus in Melbourne, Australia.
The conference organizers seek papers that revisit studies of the “Korean Wave” and discuss its present and future directions, both inside and outside South Korea and Asian regions.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, whether or how the discourse of the “Korean Wave,” or hallyu, remains relevant and to whom; new and old sociocultural issues to be explored; South Korean popular culture’s interaction with other national/regional popular cultures and cultural industries; and global implications for the critical study of popular culture in a digital age.
Proposals including title, abstract (maximum 200 words), and brief biographical data (maximum fifty words) should be sent to MAI-Enquiries@monash.edu by November 20, 2017. Put “Korean Wave” in the subject line of your message.
No financial support will be available for participants’ travel costs. There will be no registration fee for the conference.
Inquiries should be directed to MAI‐Enquiries@monash.edu.