The portrait of the only king in the history of Korea that was honored with the appellation ‘Great’.
How the fact that his statue is stationed in the heart of Seoul, and that his figure is depicted on national banknotes and posters can teach us about Korea?
About the lecturer:
Dr. Guy shababo is a historian of Korea and an expert on the Joseon period. His research deals with factions and groups of nobles and intellectuals in Korea, and with the thought and belief of the yangban- the powerful people of Joseon
Date and Time: November 30, Monday, 11.00-12.00 on Zoom
*The lecture is open to students and graduates of the Asian Studies Department. For registration: email@example.com
“Aliens, Mermaids and Cartoons: Neoliberal Gender Politics in South Korean Dramas of the 2010s”
In recent rom-com K-dramas, it has been possible to detect a trend of fantasy love stories, with other worldly beings forming heterosexual relationships with human characters: from an alien in My Love from the Star (2013-2014), a “webtoon” character in W (MBC, 2016), a mermaid in The Legend of the Blue Sea (SBS, 2016), a “goblin” in Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (tvN, 2016), and even a monkey king in A Korean Odyssey (tvN 2017-8). Further noteworthy in this same body of works has been the tendency to simultaneously reinvent and integrate Korean folktales into their narratives. This talk discusses the gender politics of these dramas, to explore how the patterns detected in this body of television culture relate to the neoliberal changes in today’s Korea. *Lecturer: Ji-yoon An is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Korean Studies at the University of Tübingen, Germany. An received her Ph.D. in East Asian Studies from the University of Cambridge, UK. Coming from a background in Music and Film Studies, An is a scholar of Korean Studies with interests in cultural trends and flows.
סטודנטים.ות מתקדמים לתואר שני ושלישי וחוקרים.ות בלימודי קוריאה? ההודעה הזו עבורכם.ן! ______ ביום א’ ה–13 בדצמבר 2020 (חג החנוכה) תיערך סדנת המחקר חמישי במספר ללימודי קוריאה בישראל. בסדנה זו תוכלו לקחת חלק ולהציג את מחקרכם.ן. ____ -(דד ליין להגשת הצעות: 15 בנובמבר (על ההצעה להיות באנגלית). *השנה הסדנה תיערך בזום*