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NEKST 2017 Program

May 12-13, 2017   |   University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Location: Michigan League

This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Friday, May 12

9:00 – 9:15 Welcoming Remarks  |  Koessler Room

9:15 – 10:45        Panel 1: Production of Knowledge, History, and Materiality | KoesslerRoom

Elizabeth Lee (New York University) – “Goryeo Potters and Their Partners: The Liao Influence in Goryeo Celadon Ewers”

Sangmee Oh (University of California Los Angeles) – “From Colonial to International: American Knowledge Construction on Korean History 1930-50”

Sumin Myung (Johns Hopkins University) – “Equivocal Expertise: A Scientist’s Journey in the Making of Modern Forestry in South Korea”

Sungik Yang (Harvard University) – “An Old Right in New Bottles: The Historiography of the South Korean New Right”

Discussants: Hanmee Kim (Wheaton College) & Merose Hwang (Hiram College)

11:00 – 11:40        Chapter Workshops  |  Concurrent Sessions

Koessler Room

So Hye Kim (University of Chicago) – “The Divided Nation and Korean Diasporic Filmmakers’ Bittersweet Return”
Faculty Mentor: Se-Mi Oh (University of Michigan)

Room D

Myungho Hyun (New York University) – “1920s Oil Industry and Royal Dutch/Shell’s Korean Oil Installation Strike of September 1928”
Faculty Mentor: Michael Robinson (Indiana University)

11:45 – 12:25        Chapter Workshops  |  Concurrent Sessions

Koessler Room

Minwoo Jung (USC) – “World Society in Action: Mobilizing the International in South Korean LGBT Activism”
Faculty Mentor: Pil Ho Kim (Ohio State University)

Room D

Young Sun Park (University of Southern California) – “From Fostering to Education: Cultivating Body and Soul at Modern Orphanages”
Faculty Mentor: Michael Robinson (Indiana University)

1:30 – 3:00        Panel 2: Audible Korea  |  Koessler Room

Chaeyeong Yoo (Seoul National University) – “A Study of Kim Jong Sam’s Poetry: Writing between the Musical World and Reality”

Matthew Vanvolkenburg (University of Washington) – “The 1970 and 1975 Crackdowns on Marijuana in Korea: Drug Suppression, Social Purification, and the ROK-US Alliance”

Cody Black (Duke University) – “One of These Nights I’ll See You Again: Vocality, Alternative Mourning, and Affective Neoliberalism in Post-Sewol Korea”

Yeon-Ju Bae (University of Michigan) – “Sound and Authority: Sound Meditations in Two Korean Buddhist Temples”

Discussants: Susan Hwang (Indiana University) & Juhn Ahn (University of Michigan)

3:15 – 4:45        Panel 3: Troubling Embodiment   |   Koessler Room

Alex Lee (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) – “Dirty Work, Glamorous Migrant: South Korean Flight Attendants and the Reproduction of Gender, Racial, and National Hierarchies”

Kunisuke Hirano (University of Michigan) – “An Alternative Way to be Ethnic Korean? An Ethnographic Case Study at Korea International School in Japan”

Kyoungmi Kim (Seoul National University) – “Erotic Imagination in the Poetry of Joung Hyunjong as Revealed in his Translations of Pablo Neruda”

Ji-Yoon An (University of Cambridge) – “All About the Korean Mother: Depictions of Extreme Motherhood in Korean Cinema”

Discussants: Jiun Bang (University of Michigan) & I Jonathan Kief (University of Michigan)

5:00 – 5:40        Chapter Workshops   |   Concurrent Sessions

Koessler Room

Hye Eun Choi (University of Wisconsin-Madison) – “Munye-bu and Korean Record Production in the 1930s”
Faculty Mentor: Kyeong-Hee Choi (University of Chicago)

Room D

Eunsung Cho (Columbia University) – “The Thread of Juche: Vinalon, a Figuration between Science and Society in North Korea, 1948-1968”
Faculty Mentor: Charles Kim (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Saturday, May 13

9:00 – 10:30        Panel 4: Cold War Koreas   |   Koessler Room

Youn Soo Kim (Binghamton University) – “Counter-memories of the Korean War: The State, Enemy, and Ideologies in Mongsil ŏnni

Thomas Stock (University of California Los Angeles) – “Under Attack: Fraternal Criticism and the Development of North Korean Ideology”

Jihyun Shin (University of British Columbia) – “The Remaking of Korean Men: Rationalizing the Pursuit of Individual Money-Making during the Park Chung Hee Era, 1961-1979”

Discussants: I Jonathan Kief (University of Michigan) & Susan Hwang (Indiana University)

10:45 – 11:25        Chapter Workshops   |   Concurrent Sessions

Koessler Room

Lina Koleilat (Australian National University) – “Catholic Rituals of Protest and Dissent in Contemporary South Korea”
Faculty Mentor: Pil Ho Kim (Ohio State University)

Room D

Joo Young Lee (University of Michigan) – “Beyond the Frames: The Racial Formation of Black Korean Orphans in Print Media and Photographs”
Faculty Mentor: Se-Mi Oh (University of Michigan)

1:00 - 2:30        Professional Development Session - Teaching for Graduate Students Workshop

Dr. Nicole Tuttle (U-M Center for Research on Learning and Teaching)