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NEKST 2016 Program

4th International Conference of NextGen Korean Studies Scholars (NEKST)

May 13 & 14, 2016  |  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Friday, May 13

All Friday activities will be held at U-M School of Social Work Building, ECC Room

10:10 - 11:40am        Panel 1: Representing Authentic Korean

Kim, Sora, Seoul National University
Finding North: Directionality in the Kwangmu (1898-1904) and the Colonial Land Survey (1910-1918) in Korea

Lee, Hee Jin, UCLA
Literary Practice During the Era of Language Reform: Sinsosŏl and the (Re-)Emergence of the Korean Vernacular

Lee, Soo You, Seoul National University
They Live by Themselves: Aging and Sense of Self Among the Rural Elderly in South Korea

Smith, Kevin, UC Davis
Boots, Soiling My Dream's White Page: Militarization and Japan's Total Empire in the Bilingual Poetry of Yi Sang

Yi, Ivanna, Harvard University
Continuing Orality in Modern and Contemporary Korean Poetry

Discussant: Juhn Ahn, University of Michigan

12:00 - 1:15pm        Panel 2: Demarginalizing Politics

Han, Woori, University of Massachusetts
Iban' and 'Sexual Minority': Korean sexual identity formation in the changing civil society 1993-2007

Yulee, Jiwoon, University of Washington
Neoliberal temporality of feminized janitorial labor in contemporary South Korea

Eda, Haruki, Rutgers University
National Unification Meets Queer Diaspora: Knowledge and Belonging in Transnational Korean Community Organizing

Eo, Kyunghee Sabina, University of Southern California
Afro-Korean Lesbian Romance Revamped: Chung Hanah’s Little Chicago as Queer Post-Camptown Narrative

Discussant: Jaeeun Kim, University of Michigan

3:00 - 4:10pm        Panel 3: ‘8x8’ Changing Standards Across Space

Cho, Sarah, University of Massachusetts
Korean Advantage: Current Issues Regarding Racial Disparity in American Beauty Supply Entrepreneurship

Dunkel, William, Korea University
The Virtual Wardrobe: The Suppression of Fashion Identity among Korean Online Gamers

Lee, Jenny Jong-Hwa, UCLA
Internationalization and South Korean Higher Education

Saltzman, Moira, University of Michigan
Jejueo talking dictionary: A collaborative online database for language revitalization

4:30 - 6:00        Keynote Lecture

NamHee Lee, UCLA

Saturday, May 14

All Saturday activities will be held at the Rackham Building, 4th Floor

10:30 - 12:00    Panel 4: Creating Korean Subjects

Heo, Na Sil, University of Toronto
Milk for Our Children’: Political Economy of Milk in Cold War Korea

Pyo, Jung Wook, University of Illinois
Book Culture, the Civil Service Examination, and Philosophical Identity in Seventeenth-Century Chosôn Korea

Lee, Sina, University of Maryland
Leaving Home in Search of the Homeland Transnational Subjectivity Formation by Adopted Korean Returnees

Oh, Hyun Joo, University of Toronto
New Global Mobilities? International Schools as Spaces of Convergence in South Korea

Kim, Bohyeong, University of Massachusetts
Financial camaraderie: an ethnography of wealth-tech in South Korea

Discussant: Michael Robinson, Indiana University

12:20 - 1:20        Professionalization in and for Korean Studies

with Professor Michael Robinson, Indiana University

3:00 - 4:15        Panel 5: Cultures of Criticism

Hall, Emily, University of Washington
Ambiguity by Design: the Liminality of Kim Sŏnghwan’s Mr. Kobau and the Editorial Cartoonists Experience (1958-1963)

Jeon, Kihwa, Seoul National University
A Study on the Female Critic Character of <Yeowachon>

Lee, Soo Hyun, University of Minnesota
Seoul Mouse and the Country Mouse: Representation of the City and the Country in Korean Films

Song, Eunkyung, Rutgers University
Anonymity and Citizenship in the 2008 Candlelight Protests in Korea

Discussant: NamHee Lee, UCLA

4:35 - 5:45        NEKST Forum

Korean Studies and the Commitment to the Political