LGBTQI+K-POP: Negotiating Representations of Gender and Sexuality in "Korean Wave 3.0"

deadline for submissions: 
August 16, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA Northeast Modern Language Association regional meeting
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Negotiating Representations of Gender and Sexuality in "Korean Wave 3.0"

Co-chairs: Dr. Marcy Tanter, Dr. Moisés Park

 

Abstract: 

 

Academic studies in Korean Wave (K-pop, K-drama, K-fashion, cosmetics, etc.) are abundant and they often gravitate towards theories of political science and history (soft power, neo-hegemony, post-colonial theory), studies in spectacle culture, cultural studies, etc. With a growing literature that addresses the rise and presence of Korean cultural products, more attention has shifted to specific aspects of Korean cultural exports such as: the ongoing criticism of Korean cultural products as too conservative or too progressive; metrosexuality and gender fluidity of males in Korean popular cultures; links between class and consumption of Korean cultural products; criticism of Korean popular culture as a by-product of postcolonial history; remasculinization of male figures as well as an objectification of the female body; reformulating the male gaze in the consumption of Korean cultural products.

 

This roundtable will explore past and current tendencies in Korean cultural products that deal specifically with gender and sexuality. Each panelist will speak for 8-15 minutes depending on the number of participants, followed by discussion. Audience participation will be encouraged.

 

CFP: This roundtable will explore past and current  aspects of Korean cultural products that deal specifically with gender and sexuality. Each panelist will speak for 8-15 minutes depending on the number of participants, followed by discussion. Audience participation will be encouraged. Abstracts in English to moises_park@baylor.edu.