Call For Papers: Does the “Korean Wave” Still Matter?

Monash University logoThe 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-­ 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‐