SOAS University of London

Centre of Korean Studies

Korean film: Years of radical change

Korean film: Years of radical change
The speakers are confirmed below

Date: 10 May 2012Time: 10:00 AM

Finishes: 10 May 2012Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Vernon Square Room: V211

Type of Event: Workshop

Both North and South Korea have long established cinematic traditions and the past twenty five years in particular have seen some radical shifts in South Korean film. From the 1960’s Golden Age through the ‘New Wave’ of Korean directors and the big budget ‘Planet Hallyuwood’ blockbusters of the early noughties to recent works of ethnic Koreans overseas, Korean cinema has always been vibrant and has always provided its fair share of controversy.  In this one day workshop organised by SOAS Centre for Korean Studies, senior scholars will critically examine some of the most important issues in Korean Cinema.

Opening remarks by Dr Andrew Jackson (SOAS)
Session 1

Chaired by Dr Isolde Standish (SOAS)

  • Dr Colette Balmain (Coventry University), Female Voices in South Korean Horror Cinema
  • Dr Julian Stringer (University of Nottingham), Exploring Contemporary Korean Cinema Soundscapes
Session 2

Chaired by Dr Chris Berry

  • Dr Jinhee Choi (King’s College, University of London), Kim Seung-ho, the National Father: The South Korean Home Drama and Postwar Modernity
Session 3

Chaired by Dr Chris Berry

  • Dr Chi-yun Shin (Sheffield Hallam University), Cosmopolitanism in the Films of E J-Yong
  • Dr Mark Morris (Cambridge University), Yellow Seas, Frozen Rivers: the Joseonjok and Jang Ryul/Zhang Lu
16:45Closing Comments
Dr Yeon Jae-hoon (SOAS)

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