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Situations 2018 Conference 2018 : Situations 2018 Conference Announcement

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When Nov 30, 2018 - Dec 1, 2018
Where Hong Kong
Submission Deadline TBD
 

Call For Papers

We would like you to invite you to the (2018 Situations International Conference),

the theme of which is “The Culture Industries in Asia: Into the Digital Age”

When: Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2018

Where: Room 436, 4/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus at The University of Hong Kong

Co-hosted by Department of Comparative Literature, The University of Hong Kong and Department of English BK 21 Project, Yonsei University



[Program]

November 30th (Friday)

8:30 - 9:00 am

Registration

9:00 – 9:10 am

Opening Remarks:

Prof. Nicole Huang (HKU) & Prof. Terry Murphy (Yonsei University)


9:10 – 10:00 am

Plenary Speaker: Prof. Koichi Iwabuchi (Monash University)“Globalization, Digitalization and Renationalization”

Moderator: Prof. Nicole Huang (HKU)
Discussant: Prof. Gray Kochhar-Lindgren (HKU)

10:00 – 11:15 am

Panel 1: New Media

Panel Chair: Prof. Peter Paik (U of Wisconsin Milwaukee)

Benoit Berthelier (UC San Diego)

“Digital North Korea: The Geopolitics of Data, Technology and New Media on the Korean Peninsula”


Seunghan Paek (Catholic Kwandong U)

“The Groundless Ground: Gaming as a Form of Life in the Post-internet Era”


Hee-eun Lee (Chosun U)

“Youtube as Digital Noise and Glitch: From Niche Market toMainstream Media Industry”

11:15 – 11:30 am

Coffee Break

11:45 – 1:00 pm

Panel 2: Politics of Identities

Panel Chair: Dr. Daniel Vukovich (HKU)

Avishek Ray (National Institute of Technology Silchar, India)

“Speaking with a Forked Tongue: Pornotopia in the ‘Indian’ Culture Industry”


11:45 – 1:00 pm

Panel 2: Politics of Identities

Panel Chair: Dr. Daniel Vukovich (HKU)


Avishek Ray (National Institute of Technology Silchar, India)

“Speaking with a Forked Tongue: Pornotopia in the ‘Indian’ Culture Industry”

Steven Kim (Jeju Peace Institute)

“Who Am I in the Digital Age?: Creation of Transnational Identities through Hallyu and K-pop”

Ian Dixon (Deakin U/Nanyang Technological U)

“UnderbellyInferno: Producer/Celebrity/Fan Online Interfaces inAustralian Television."

1:00 – 2:15 pm

Conference Lunch

2:15 – 3:05 pm

Plenary Speaker: Prof. Laikwan Pang (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

“The Fatality and Natality of Hong Kong Film Industry”Moderator: Prof. Stephen Chu (HKU)
Discussant: Prof. Gina Marchetti (HKU)

3:05 – 3:15 pm
Coffee Break

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Panel 3: History, Music, and Stardom

Panel Chair: Dr. Esther Yau (HKU)

Hye Rin Shin (Postgraduate, Yonsei University)
“Immortal and Digital: Mythification of Bruce Lee Through Digital Editing”

Leung Ka Yan (PhD Candidate, HKU)
“Masking and Mocking Dissent: A Case Study on a Hong Kong Mock-Gangsta Rap Group, The Low Mays”

Maxime Decaudin (PhD Candidate, The University Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV))
“Hong Kong’s Nature: A Cultural History of Landscape

Transformations and Their Justifications from Early Colonization to the Present”

Zhang Shimin (MPhil Candidate, HKU)
“China’s Hip-hop on the Tik Tok: Between Cultural Industryand Cultural Politics”

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9:00 – 9:50 am

Plenary Speaker: Prof. Kyunghyun Kim (UC Irvine)“Becoming Black - Exploring Korean Hip Hop in the Age of Hallyu”

Moderator: Prof. Suk Koo Rhee (Yonsei University)Discussant: Dr. Alvin Wong (HKU)

9:50 – 11:45 am

Panel 4: Cultural Phenomenon

Panel Chair: Dr. Fiona Law (HKU)

Keehyeung Lee (Kyung Hee U)

“K-pop Stardom’ under Scrutiny through a Cultural StudiesLens: Situating the South Korean Idol Phenomenon in a Larger Socio-Cultural Context”

Soochul Kim (Hanyang U) & Kyung Han You (Hankuk U of Foreign Studies)

“The Affective Politics of Citizenship in Reality TV ProgramsFeaturing North Korean Resettlers

Kyoung-Suk Sung (U of Bonn)

“Film as a Form of Art or Mere Entertainment? Questionsabout the Re-definition of Cinema in the Digital Age”

Mikah Lee & Younghan Cho (Hankuk U of Foreign Studies)

“Banal Orientalism on YouTube: The Online Representationof South Korea in ‘Eat Your Kimchi’

Helen Shin (Yonsei University)

“The Liveness of Dying: The Aesthetics of Live Streamed Horror in Gonjiam”


11:45 – 11:55 am
Coffee Break


11:55 – 1:20 pm
Panel 5: Gender and Media Representations

Panel Chair: Dr. Jason Ho (HKU)

Dr. Eli Sorenson Park & Prof. David Huddart (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
“The Future as a Number: Temporal Trajectories of Hong Kong”

Tanvi Solanki, "Between the Local, Cosmopolitan, and the Digital: The Case of the Jaipur Literature Festival" (Yonsei University)

Sungbean Son (Postgraduate, Yonsei University)

“The Media Production of Digital Age in Korea: Focusing on Observational Entertainment Programs”

Chaogunha Prechaya (Postgraduate, Yonsei University)

“The Politics of Gender Diversity in Thailand: A Tale of CulturalWarfare”

1:20-1:30 Closing Remarks:

Prof. Peter Paik (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee) & Dr. Winnie Yee (HKU)

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