Korean Cinema at the Honolulu Museum of Art

still from Anarchist from Colony

Anar­chist from Colony

The Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies is join­ing the Hon­olu­lu Muse­um of Art in pre­sent­ing screen­ings of a series of the best new Kore­an films. The series – includ­ing his­tor­i­cal epics, polit­i­cal satires, thought­ful visu­al mas­ter­works, and Kore­an-Amer­i­can inde­pen­dent films – will be shown Sep­tem­ber 2 – 23, 2017, at the Museum’s Doris Duke Theatre. 

Four Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai’i at Mānoa Kore­an stud­ies fac­ul­ty mem­bers will be intro­duc­ing some of the films: Young-a Park of the Asian Stud­ies Pro­gram, Myungji Yang of the Polit­i­cal Sci­ence Depart­ment, Jude Yang of Hamil­ton Library, and C. Har­ri­son Kim of the Depart­ment of History.

The films in the series are:

  • War­riors of the Dawn (대립군);
  • A Taxi Dri­ver (택시 운전사);
  • The May­or (특별시민);
  • Blue­beard (해빙);
  • The Net (그물);
  • On the Beach at Night Alone (밤의 해변에서 혼자);
  • Right Now, Wrong Then (지금은맞고그때는틀리다);
  • Our Love Sto­ry (연애담);
  • The Bat­tle­ship Island;
  • Anar­chist from Colony (박열); and
  • Gook.

For a com­plete sched­ule of the screen­ings, detailed descrip­tions of the films, and tick­et infor­ma­tion, see https://honolulumuseum.org/16447-korean_cinema_2017.

Tick­ets for most of the films are $12 for gen­er­al admis­sion and $10 for mem­bers of the Hon­olu­lu Muse­um of Art. The excep­tions are the open­ing-night recep­tion on Sep­tem­ber 2, which is $35 ($30), and the show­ing of Right Now, Wrong Then on Sep­tem­ber 10, which is free.

Oth­er spon­sors of the Kore­an cin­e­ma series are the Con­sulate Gen­er­al of the Repub­lic of Korea in Hon­olu­lu, tele­vi­sion sta­tion KBFD, and the Korea Foundation. 

Anthropology and Korean Studies Position at Olé Miss

University of Mississippi Korean studies position announcementThe Depart­ment of Soci­ol­o­gy and Anthro­pol­o­gy and the Croft Insti­tute for Inter­na­tion­al Stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mis­sis­sip­pi invite appli­ca­tions for a posi­tion as Croft assis­tant pro­fes­sor of anthro­pol­o­gy and Kore­an stud­ies. This is a joint-appoint­ment, tenure-track posi­tion sup­port­ed by the Korea Foun­da­tion. Tenure and pro­mo­tion reside in the Depart­ment of Soci­ol­o­gy and Anthro­pol­o­gy. The start date is August 2017.

The search is for a cul­tur­al or lin­guis­tic anthro­pol­o­gist who will take a lead­ing role in the devel­op­ment of Kore­an stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mis­sis­sip­pi. The suc­cess­ful can­di­date will be able to teach intro­duc­to­ry and the­mat­ic cours­es for anthro­pol­o­gy and inter­na­tion­al stud­ies as well as upper-lev­el and grad­u­ate cours­es with a focus on Korea. 

Can­di­dates should have an active field­work pro­gram, a strong com­mit­ment to teach­ing, and the lan­guage pro­fi­cien­cy to con­duct orig­i­nal research in Kore­an. A Ph.D. in anthro­pol­o­gy is required by the time of appointment.

Teach­ing and ser­vice respon­si­bil­i­ties will be divid­ed equal­ly between the Depart­ment of Soci­ol­o­gy and Anthro­pol­o­gy and the Croft Insti­tute. The Depart­ment of Soci­ol­o­gy and Anthro­pol­o­gy offers B.A. and M.A. degrees in anthro­pol­o­gy, and the Croft Insti­tute admin­is­ters the major in inter­na­tion­al stud­ies with­in the Col­lege of Lib­er­al Arts. 

To Apply

Inter­est­ed can­di­dates should apply online at https://https://jobs.olemiss.edu/postings/10802 by upload­ing a let­ter of appli­ca­tion, cur­ricu­lum vita, out­line of cur­rent and pro­ject­ed research inter­ests, evi­dence of teach­ing effec­tive­ness, a writ­ing sam­ple, and names and con­tact infor­ma­tion for three indi­vid­u­als who can be con­tact­ed for let­ters of recommendation.

Review of appli­ca­tions will begin when an ade­quate pool is estab­lished, but no ear­li­er than Novem­ber 10, 2016. Review will con­tin­ue until the posi­tion is filled. Salary is com­pet­i­tive. Women and minori­ties are encour­aged to apply.

For infor­ma­tion about the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mis­sis­sip­pi Depart­ment of Soci­ol­o­gy and Anthro­pol­o­gy, see http://socanth.olemiss.edu. For infor­ma­tion about the Croft Insti­tute for Inter­na­tion­al Stud­ies, see http://www.croft.olemiss.edu.

Call for Papers: 5th Conference on Korean Screen Culture

Korean screen cultureThe Depart­ment of Film Stud­ies at King’s Col­lege Lon­don invites pro­pos­als for pre­sen­ta­tion at the 5th Kore­an Screen Cul­ture Con­fer­ence, to be host­ed by the Depart­ment of Film Stud­ies in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Korea Foun­da­tion and the Kore­an Cul­tur­al Cen­ter, Unit­ed King­dom, June 3 – 4, 2016. The con­fer­ence aims to crit­i­cal­ly engage impor­tant and urgent issues that have affect­ed and guid­ed con­tem­po­rary Kore­an screen cul­ture, in par­tic­u­lar, cin­e­ma, tele­vi­sion, web comics, and music. 

Pro­pos­als are wel­come 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, as well as the transna­tion­al and inter­me­di­al aes­thet­ics of Kore­an screen cul­ture such as the impacts of the Kore­an Wave (Hal­lyu), transna­tion­al and inter­me­di­al adap­ta­tions, co-pro­duc­tions, col­lab­o­ra­tions, and var­i­ous inter­me­dia practices.

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Call for Papers: 4th International Conference of NextGen Korean Studies Scholars

NextGen Korean studies scholars conference site logoKore­an stud­ies grad­u­ate stu­dents in the human­i­ties and social sci­ences are invit­ed to par­tic­i­pate in the 4th Inter­na­tion­al Con­fer­ence of NextGen Kore­an Stud­ies Schol­ars at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan, Ann Arbor, May 13 – 14, 2016. This annu­al con­fer­ence aims to give grad­u­ate stu­dents an oppor­tu­ni­ty to present their research on Korea, share aca­d­e­m­ic inter­ests, and take part in build­ing a com­mu­ni­ty of future Kore­an stud­ies schol­ars. All method­olo­gies and dis­ci­pli­nary tra­di­tions are wel­come for sub­mis­sion, as long as the pro­posed paper top­ic is spe­cif­ic to Korea.

Those inter­est­ed in par­tic­i­pat­ing should send an abstract of 250 words or less via the conference’s online appli­ca­tion form by Jan­u­ary 15, 2016. Appli­cants will be noti­fied of abstract deci­sions in ear­ly Feb­ru­ary. If accept­ed, com­plet­ed papers will be due by April 15. Lodg­ing and on-site meals will be pro­vid­ed dur­ing the con­fer­ence. Addi­tion­al­ly, lim­it­ed trav­el grants will be avail­able upon appli­ca­tion for accept­ed participants.

The con­fer­ence is spon­sored by the Nam Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan, Ann Arbor, with the sup­port of the Korea Foun­da­tion. The keynote speak­er will be Namhee Lee of UCLA. The con­fer­ence orga­niz­ing com­mit­tee con­sists of stu­dents in the Kore­an Stud­ies Grad­u­ate Work­ing Group at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, con­tact NEKSTconference@umich.edu and check for updates on the con­fer­ence Web site.

AAS NEAC Korean Studies Grant Opportunities

NEAC Korean studies grantThe North­east Asia Coun­cil of the Asso­ci­a­tion for Asian Stud­ies has a num­ber of Kore­an stud­ies grant oppor­tu­ni­ties avail­able as a result of fund­ing from the Korea Foundation.

Grants are avail­able in the fol­low­ing cat­e­gories: North Amer­i­ca or Korea/​Outside North Amer­i­ca research trav­el; Korea conference/​seminar/​workshop orga­ni­za­tion; Korea instruc­tion­al mate­ri­als acqui­si­tion; and invi­ta­tion of dis­tin­guished speakers.

The dead­line for receiv­ing grant appli­ca­tions in the AAS Ann Arbor, Michi­gan, office is Mon­day, Feb­ru­ary 1, 2016. Award noti­fi­ca­tion will be made by the end of April 2016. Projects must begin after May 1, 2016, and be com­plet­ed with­in one year of award.

Note that the North Amer­i­ca and Korea/​Outside North Amer­i­ca research trav­el grants require that appli­cants be cur­rent mem­bers of the Asso­ci­a­tion for Asian Stud­ies at the time of appli­ca­tion. Reap­pli­ca­tion restric­tions apply for these research trav­el grants.

AAS grants take the form of reim­burse­ment rather than pay­ment in advance, and only after project com­ple­tion and grant report/​form sub­mis­sion. Orig­i­nal receipts need to be retained and reim­burse­ment is only for actu­al expens­es incurred up to the amount of the grant awarded.

Full descrip­tions of the grant cat­e­gories and require­ments and a link to the appli­ca­tion form are avail­able on the AAS Web site: http://www.asian-studies.org/Grants-and-Awards/NEAC-Korea.

Ques­tions about the grants may be direct­ed to Jack­ie Page (jpage@asian-studies.org.

For infor­ma­tion about the NEAC pro­gram to sup­port pub­lic pre­sen­ta­tions by senior schol­ars in Kore­an stud­ies at Amer­i­can col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties, see Dis­tin­guished Speak­ers Bureau.