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[Commlist] Korean Screen Cultures Conference CFP

Wed Feb 13 16:39:02 GMT 2019

A Call for Papers: The 8th Annual Korean Screen Cultures Conference (KSCC 2019)

Hosted by the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
KCSS dates: Thursday 6th June to Friday 7th June 2019 (Check-in and film screening from 5 pm Wednesday June 5th) Pre-conference K-Drama Symposium: Wednesday 5th June 2019 (check-in and drama-screening Tuesday 4th June from 5 pm) Key Details: Two-three nights accommodation, meals and refreshments provided, limited support for postgrad transport expenses, optional Lake District day trip (small extra charge).

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston, UK, is delighted to host the 8th Korean Screen Cultures Conference supported by the Korea Foundation. This follows successful conferences at SOAS, Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Copenhagen, King’s College, London, Universität Hamburg, and the University of Helsinki. UCLan is also hosting a one-day pre-conference symposium on South Korean dramas and other television shows. You all invited to join us on a day trip to sample the scenic delights of the UK’s famous Lake District (Saturday 8th June). KSCC 2019 Themes: Interdisciplinarity and ‘Trans-Korean Studies’ The KSCC is a unique forum for the exchange of new perspectives on Korean screen cultures that has helped forge a diverse and international community of Korean Screen Cultures scholars. The 2019 KSCC builds on this diversity through this year’s twin conference themes of Interdisciplinarity and ‘Trans-Korean Studies’. We invite interdisciplinary panels, and also contributions for a ‘Screen Media Pedagogies swap shop’ and a collaborative research forum. To celebrate the launch of UCLan’s new master’s programme on North Korean Studies, we particularly invite papers on North Korean cinema and television. Moreover, we encourage an integrative approach to Korean screen cultures that explores the cultural and socio-political interrelations between North, South and Diasporic Korean screen media.
KSCC Call for Papers:
We welcome proposals for papers and panels on this year’s themes of Interdisciplinary/Trans-Korean Studies and on all aspects of Korean screen cultures, including but not limited to:
•	‘Trans-Korean’ approaches to Korean screen media and cultures
• South / North / Diasporic Korean Cinemas (all periods): texts, production, circulation, reception
•	Korean video games, Webtunes, Korean media arts
•	K-Pop music video form, narratives, circulation, etc.
•	Youtube video made by North/South/Disaporic Koreans
• Mobile screen media, esp. Live-streaming media platforms, such as Afreeka TV • Korean adverts and public screens (on the subway, in the streets, in waiting rooms, etc)
•	Indy cinema texts, production, exhibition and questions of censorship
•	Documentary texts, production, exhibition and questions of censorship
• The impact of the Park Geun-hye era blacklists and other interventions on the production and exhibition of screen media in South Korea
•	Korean film festivals, including the Pyongyang Film Festival
• The transnational and intermedial aesthetics of Korean screen culture • Transnational/intermedial adaptations, co-productions, collaborations, etc. • Film as history, including questions of witnessing and historiography • Pedagogies swapshop: o Papers on using Korean screen media to engage students and foster critical discussion of Korean cultures. o Short presentations that demonstrate current teaching practice • Papers on other forms and interpretations of Korean screen culture will also be considered. • We particularly encourage proposals from independent, early career and postgrad researchers.

Application Deadlines and Formats
• Proposals by 21st February 2019, acceptance notifications by 15th March, full papers of 5,500-6,000 words by 15th May 2019. • Individual papers: Name, institutional affiliation, paper title, an abstract of 300 words, and a 50-100 word presenter biography. • Panels: Submit all individual papers/bios in one long document, headed with a 300-word panel abstract and the name of the chair. • Email to as WORD (no PDFs accepted) email attachment to Mark Plaice at (ApplicationsKSCC /at/

Further Information and Full CPF – Your questions answered!
Please consult the full CFP and the complete details of the conference at the following links:

KSCC 2019 is organized by a committee comprising Andrew David Jackson (Monash University), Barbara Wall (Copenhagen University), Andrew Logie (Helsinki University) and Mark Plaice (University of Central Lancashire).

K-Drama and K-TV pre-conference symposium Call for Papers:
Dates: Wednesday 5th June 2019 (check-in and drama-screening Tuesday 4th June from 5 pm) Key Details: Accommodation (Tuesday 5th June), lunch and tea/coffee provided for presenters, limited transport support for postgrads Full CFP:
Applications: (KdramaApplications /at/

The K-Drama symposium is a separate, one-day ‘pre-conference’ linked to KSCC. It aims to produce an edited collection on Korean TV drama and other TV formats. Over recent years the circulation of Korean television media has expanded considerably, via platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Viki. Global interest in Korea TV media also expands beyond diversifying genres of TV-drama to encompass other TV format, such as reality TV and chat shows. Such changes raise a multitude of questions that this symposium aims to address. We invite papers on all research related to the global consumption of Korean TV , especially: • K-drama production practices
•	Genre forms and thematic concerns in K-drama and other TV formats
• Questions of reception and appropriation of K-TV on global content platforms
•	Platform distribution markets and practices
•	‘Netflix original’ K-Drama/film

Attending both KSCC and the Pre-KSCC Symposium?
Presenters may submit papers for the K-drama symposium and attend for one day, or may submit papers for both KSCC and K-Drama (i.e. two papers) and attend both events. KSCC presenters who do not present at the K-Drama symposium are welcome to come early to attend the symposium. Their accommodation will be provided for Wednesday 5th June, but we cannot guarantee to cover accommodation for Tuesday 4th June unless you are presenting at both events.

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