Co-sponsored by East Asian Languages and Literatures, UC Irvine, and Academy of Korean Studies.
All events will be held at Humanties Gateway (HG) 1030, UC Irvine, unless otherwise noted.

Thurs May 26, 2011

Welcoming Reception (4:00PM-5:00PM)

Welcoming Address (5:00-5:15PM) by Glen Mimura (Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Film/Media and Asian American Studies, UCI)

Keynote Speech (5:15-6:45 PM)
High and Low: Politics, Popular Culture, and the Formation of the National Subject in 20th Century Korea
by Michael Robinson (Indiana University, Bloomington)

Fri May 27, 2011

SESSION I (9:15 AM-11:15 AM): Strut, Move, and Shake

Discussants: Timothy Tangherlini (Professor, Scandinavian Section and Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA) and Christopher Hanscom (Assistant Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA)

Moderator: Kyung Hyun Kim (Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Literatures, UCI and Conference Organizer)

Young Musical Love of the 1930s
Min-Jung Son (Daejeon University, Korea)

Hard Acts to Follow: Seo Tae-Ji Phenomenon in the 1990s
Roald Maliangkay (The Australian National University)

Girls' Generation? Gender, (Dis)Empowerment and K-pop
Stephen Epstein (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
and James Turnbull (Dongseo University, Busan, Korea)

Session II (12:45 PM-2:45 PM): Food and Travel

Discussants: Todd Henry (Assistant Professor, History, UCSD) and Serk-bae Suh (Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Literatures, UCI)

Moderator: Youngmin Choe (Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, USC and Conference Co-organizer)

Experiencing "Authentic" Seoul: The Tourist Industry and the Itinerary of Must-See Destinations
Hyung Il Pai (University of California, Santa Barbara)

In Anticipation of Global Hansik Campaign?:
Korean Food Abroad from the Colonial Period to the Present

Katarzyna J. Cwiertka (Leiden University, The Netherlands)

Reading South Korean advertising as popular culture
Olga Fedorenko (University of Toronto)

Session III (3:30 PM-5:30 PM) : Pyongyang, Berlin, and Pebble Beach

Discussants: Michael Robinson (Professor, History, Indiana University) and Sunyoung Park (Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, USC)

Moderator: Jung-Sun Park (Professor, Asian Pacific Studies Program, Cal State University, Dominguez Hills)

Accidental Photographer in North Korea: Touristic Desire,
Liminal Subjectivity, and Back Seung-woo's Blow-up (2007)

Sohl Lee (University of Rochester)

Bend it Like a Man of Chosun: Sports Nationalism and Colonial Modernity of 1936
Jung Hwan Cheon (Sung Kyun Kwan University, Korea)

Traveling Ladies: Korean Female Athletes and Global Korea
Rachael Miyung Joo (Middlebury College)

Sat May 28, 2011

Session IV (9:15 AM-12:05 PM) : Lights, Camera, Action!

Discussants: David James (Professor, Critical Studies, USC) and Anne McKnight (Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, USC)

Moderator: Chungmoo Choi (Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Literatures, UC Irvine)

Regimes Within Regimes: Fashion and Film Cultures in the Korean 1950s
Steven Chung (Princeton University)

The Quasi-Patriarch: Kim Seung-ho and the South Korean Postwar Movies
Kelly Yoojeong Jeong (UC Riverside)

DPRK Cinema: Consuming the Spectacle of Socialism and the People
Travis Workman (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

Face Value: The Star as Genre in Contemporary South Korean Cinema
Michelle Cho (University of California, Irvine)

Session V (1:30 PM-4:20 PM): Click and Scroll

Discussants: Kyung Moon Hwang (Associate Professor, History, USC)
and Jonathan M. Hall (Assistant Professor, Media Studies, Pomona College)

Moderator: Dong-yeon Lee (Associate Professor, School of Traditional Arts, Korean National University of Arts)

Scribbling Colonial History: Ko U-yŏng, Hŏ Yŏng-man and the
Ambivalence of Modern Korean Identity in Narrative Comics

Kyu Hyun Kim (University of California, Davis)

It All Started With A Bang: The Role of PC Bangs in South Korea’s Cybercultures
Inkyu Kang (Penn State University-Erie)

26, 27, 28, 29 … Years: the politics of Kang Full’s webcomic, 26 years
Martin Petersen (University of Copenhagen)

As Seen On the Internet: Recapping Online Interaction in English-Language K-Drama Fandoms
Regina Yung Lee (University of California, Riverside)

Business Meeting (4:30-5 PM):
ONLY presenters required to attend

Farewell Dinner (5:30 – 8 PM):
University Hills Community Center, 1083 California Avenue (corner of Gabrielino and California)

For information on parking, lodging, registration (conference is open to the public, but participants are encouraged to register), and other logistical questions, please email conference coordinator, Ms. Yousef ( ), or its director Prof. Kyung Hyun Kim ( ).