2021 IKSU Annual International Conference at UCLan

Registration is now open for the 2021 Conference at the University of Central Lancashire, on the theme of “Exploring Landscape of K-Culture and Changes in Society: Past, Present and Future”

2021 IKSU Annual International Conference

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Join us online on the 26th and 27th April 2021 for the IKSU Annual International Conference. Including a number of academics from different disciplines covering a range of topics around the subject: “Exploring Landscape of K-Culture and Changes in Society: Past, Present and Future.”

NOTE: A Microsoft Teams Link will be sent to registered viewers by email before the talk! Another reminder email will also be sent with the link 15 minutes before the event begins.

Day 1: 26 April 2021

Opening Session

9.00 AM – 9.10 AM Welcoming Remarks

  • Sojin Lim, Co-Director of the International Institute of Korean Studies

9.10 AM – 9.30 AM Keynote Speech

  • Ambassador Enna Park (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the UK)

Session 1: K-Wave and Public Diplomacy

9.30 AM – 11.30 AM
Moderator: Sojin Lim (University of Central Lancashire, UK).

  • The Spread of the Korean Wave (Hallyu) from a Public Diplomacy Perspective and an Analysis of the Image of the Foreign Public on Korea / Joohyun Go (Yonsei University, Korea).
  • Stan Activism: Is K-Pop the New Punk? / Niki Alsford (University of Central Lancashire, UK).
  • Glocalizing South Korea: Reinvestment of K-Pop in Popular Media / Kim Mui Elaine Chan (Hong Kong Baptist University, HK).

Panel Discussion (30 minutes)

  • Discussant: Hee Kyoung Chang (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
    Online Audience Q&A Session (20 minutes)

Session 2: K-Pop and Fandom

1.00 PM – 3.00 PM

Moderator: Niki Alsford (University of Central Lancashire, UK)

  • K-Pop’s Three Tracks: International Change and Domestic Status Quo / David Tizzard (Seoul Women’s University, Korea)
  • COVID-19 Crisis and Priorities and Access for both K-Pop Artists and Fans / Jenna Gibson (University of Chicago, US) & Tamar Herman (South China Morning Post, HK)
  • Transnational K-Pop Fan Consumption in the Age of Mobile Internet: A Case Study of Chinese GOT7 Fandom / Meicheng Sun (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Panel Discussion (30 minutes)

  • Discussant: Colette Balmain (Kingston University, UK)

Online Audience Q&A Session (20 minutes)

Day 2: 27 April 2021

Session 3: K-Cinema and K-Culture

10.00 AM – 11.30 AM
Moderator: Jeong-Im Hyun (University of Central Lancashire, UK)

  • Imaging a Hybrid Other: Chosŏnjok in South Korean Cinema / Zhuo Chen (Lancaster University, UK) & Xiaoying Jin (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
  • K-Culture in Bangladesh: Contents, Consumptions and Changes / Zakir Hossain Raju (Independent University, Bangladesh)

Panel Discussion (30 minutes)

  • Discussant: Barbara Wall (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Online Audience Q&A Session (20 minutes)

Session 4: K-Culture in the Context of Inter-Korea Relations

1.00 PM – 3.00 PM

Moderator: Ed Griffith (University of Central Lancashire, UK)

  • K-Drama across the Inter-Korean Divide: The Politics of Crash Landing on you / Sarah Son (University of Sheffield, UK) & Juliette Schwak (Franklin University Switzerland, Switzerland)
  • The Use of Culture and Cultural Products in Inter-Korean Relations / Marco Milani (University of Bologna, Italy)
  • Pandemic Narrativization and Biopolitics in South Korean Cinema / Jinhee Park (Arizona State University, USA)

Panel Discussion (30 minutes)

  • Discussant: Virginie Grzelczyk (Aston University, UK)

Online Audience Q&A Session (20 minutes)

Register on Eventbrite to book your place. The roundtable will take place on Microsoft Teams. As such, there is a limit of 200 viewers.

A Microsoft Teams Link will be sent to registered viewers by email before the talk! Another reminder email will also be sent with the link 15 minutes before the event begins.

For Enquiries, Please contact ISAPUCLan@uclan.ac.uk

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