WEAI is pleased to announce that the Center for Korean Research at Columbia University has co-organized the first international workshop on “Critical Studies in Modern Korean Literature and Culture, 1945-1980: Creating the Groundwork for a Cooperative/Reciprocal System between South Korea and the United States to Promote Research on Modern Korean Literature and Culture,” which will be held from October 14, 2016 to October 15, 2016 at the University of California, Berkeley.
This joint workshop is co-organized and co-sponsored by the Institute of Korean Studies (IKS) and the Research Institute for Comparative Culture and Society (RICCS) at Yonsei University, and the Center for Korean Research(CKR), Columbia University in cooperation with the Center for Korean Studies (CKS) at the University of California, Berkeley and the Global Korea Series (GKS) with the University of California Press. The Research Institute for Comparative Culture and Society (RICCS) has prepared an anthology which brings together in one volume original and must-read essays written by fifteen established and emerging South Korean scholars from nine prominent universities.
The Institute of Korean Studies (IKS) at Yonsei University, the Research Institute of Korean Studies at Korea University
(RIKS), and the Academy of East Asian Studies (AEAS) at Sungkyunkwan University also has cooperated with each other for this anthology.
This anthology is a rare opportunity for wider dissemination of highly teachable works, written from multiple perspectives, which address the most provocative questions and issues animating Korean society today. The workshop will convene members of the international editorial board of the three institutes, a developmental editor, and several members of the GKS editorial board and the series editor to comment and discuss the manuscript in a two-day meeting. This anthology is part of a larger initiative to create the groundwork for a cooperative/reciprocal system between South Korea and the United States to promote research on modern Korean literature and culture.
This workshop seeks to transcend the received shortcomings in Korean Studies by publishing a critical anthology on modern Korean literature and culture that is broadly global, transnational, comparative, and theoretical, as well as to develop a sustainable cooperative system between South Korean and the United System on the research of modern Korean literature and culture which promote works that speak to larger debates and issues in the human sciences.
The workshop participants in this closed-door meeting will extensively comment on and exchange views on the quality of the translations of the Korean texts, collectively draft introductory comments for each section of the anthology, identify important themes and issues in the manuscript to assist two senior scholars who have agreed to write the preface and epilogue, and make informed, fair assessments of the manuscript as a whole.
Jinsoo Ahn, UC Berkeley
Steven Chung, Princeton University
Theodore Hughes, Columbia University
Kelly Jeong, UC Riverside
Hyunjoo Kim, Yonsei University
Yerim Kim, Yonsei University
Hyeryoung Lee, Sungkyunkwan University
John Lie, UC Berkeley
Kathryn Ragsdale, UC Irvine
Serkbae Suh, UC Irvine
Theodore Jun Yoo, Yonsei University
Organized by the Research Institute for Comparative Culture and Society, Yonsei University; and The Center for Korean Research, Columbia University
Co-Sponsored by the The Institute of Korean Studies(Yonsei University), The Academy of East AsianStudies (Sungkyunkwan University), The Research Institute of Korean Studies(Korea University), The Center for Korean Studies(UC Berkeley), and The National Research Foundation of Korea
October 14, 2016: 10:00 PM – 6:00 PM
– Opening Remarks : Professor Hyunjoo Kim, Yonsei University
– Session 1 : An Overview of the Series of Critical Studies in Korean Modern Literature and Culture
– Session 2 : National Liberation and People’s Politics
– Session 3 : Hot War in the Cold War Era, War·Reconstruction·Liberty
October 15, 2016: 10:00 PM – 6:00 PM
– Session 1 : Articulated Resistant Knowledges, Discourse Network
– Session 2 : Body and Space, and Democracy as Affectus (Affect)
– Session 3 : The Mobilization System and Its Fissure
– Concluding Discussion – Professor Theodore Hughes, Columbia University