5th Korean Screen Culture Conference @ King’s College London

5th Korean Screen Culture Conference @ King’s College London

5th Korean Screen Culture Conference @ King’s College London

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Already in its 5th year, the Korean Screen Culture Conference is this year organized by Dr. Jinhee Choi and Professor Chris Berry, and will be taking place at King’s College London.

Kicking off with the London Korean Film Festival’s Teaser Screening #2 of The Priests at Picturehouse Central on Thursday 2 June, it will be followed by 2 days filled with panel discussions all more interesting as each other.

Korean television drama will feature in most of these panel talks, with especially one focusing on tvN’s Reply TV series franchise and its relationship to culture, memory and nostalgia.

For the full programme, you can download it here. As for the sessions with researchers focused on Kdramas, we have taken them out and listed below:

FRIDAY 3 JUNE

13.30-14.15 Panel 3: Chair – Andrew Jackson (S-1.04, Strand Building)
[Culture, Memory, and Nostalgia: the Reply series]

  • Kang, Kyoung-Lae (Assist. Prof, Korea University)
    “The Era of Memory in Korean Screen Culture: Reading through Respond 1988 and Deep Rooted Tree”
  • Keblinska, Julia (PhD student, UC Berkeley)
    “Answer Me: Redeeming History through Technological Feeling in Contemporary Korean Drama”
  • Pișcărac, Diana (University of Bucharest)
    “Regional identities and the celebration of Korean unity in diversity in the ‘Reply’ drama series”
  • Ryu, JaeWook (PhD student, Lancaster University)
    “The Reply series Beyond Nostalgia: Internal Orientalism from Present to Past”

SATURDAY 4 JUNE

11.15-12.00 Panel 8 Chair – Jinhee Choi (K-1.56, King’s Building)
[Gender in Korean Media]

Tilland, Bonnie (Asst. Prof., Yonsei University)
“Save Your K-Drama for Your Mama: Mother-Daughter Bonding in Between Nostalgia and Futurism”

13.15-14.00 Panel 9. Chair – Hye-kyung Lee (K2.31 Nash Lecture Theatre, King’s Building)
[Korean Cultural Industry]

  • Marion Schulze (Center for the Understanding of Social Processes (MAPS) University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
    “Everyday feminism and the construction of Otherness: The example of international fans of South Korean television series”
  • Khan, Afzal (PhD student, Kyungpook Nat University, Taegu)
    “A Study on Korean Cultural Contents Based on Webtoon”
  • Liu, Xiaoxia (Assoc. Prof., Southwestern U, Chongqing)
    “Cooperation between China and Korea as Korean Drama Production Trend”

15.15-16.30 Panel 12. Chair – Hee-seung Irene Lee (K-1.56, King’s Building)
[Hallyu & Beyond]

  • Kim, Grace MyHyun (UC Berkeley)
    “Virtual Korea: Learning about Korea through K-dramas”
  • Kim, Suweon (Webster University, Ghana)
    “Hallyu in Sub-Saharan Africa: preliminary investigations in Ghana”

Tickets are FREE and you can book them on the Eventbrite page.

About the author:

Created in April 2014, Daehan Drama aims to promote Korean TV dramas towards the UK audience, as well as facilitate dialogue between the British and Korean creative industries.

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