March events 2021

March events
Below left: Martin Limón at his typewriter in 1975

Our Korean cultural fixes are sadly still exclusively online.  One year into the lockdown, maybe I’m beginning to suffer from Zoom fatigue: the coming month feels the most barren for a while. Current highlight is the tail end of the Glasgow Film Festival, at which Korea is the focus country. But I’ll be aiming to dial in for the RASKB talk by Martin Limón, author of the entertaining series of crime thrillers set in 1970s Korea, and also get Bluebeard off the reading pile.

SOAS has two interesting talks this month:

Edinburgh has a busy month (those on the BAKS list should get details emailed into their inbox; others need to check the Facebook page):

  • Sharon Yoon: An Ethnography of Solidarity and Mobility in Beijing’s Koreatown (3 March, 3pm)
  • Hyaesin Yoon: Robert aid and autism (10 March, 3pm)
  • Kyung Hyun Kim: Hegemonic Mimicry: Korean Popular Culture of the Twenty-First Century (24 March, 5:30 pm)
  • Todd Henry: Queer Korea (31 March, 11am)

The RASKB has some good ones (generally at 10:30am UK time | 7:30pm Korea time)

George Washington University has a couple of talks at a manageable UK time:

Book discussions this month feature

Online exhibitions include

Apart from all that,

To escape from your computer screen, how about reading Michael Gibb’s travel book A Korean Odyssey, Bae Myung-hoon’s satirical sci-fi collection Tower, or browse the lists of recent and upcoming publications for something that catches your interest. Let me know what I’ve missed.

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