Cindy Textor

Korean Studies Research Network to host presentation on Zainichi literature

Monday, March 18, 2024
The talk, featuring Dr. Cindi Textor, University of Utah, will present an encounter between the critical discourse on intersectionality and texts by Korean subjects of the Japanese empire and their postwar descendants in Japan.
Korean newspaper featuring Korean singers

Webinar to focus on North Korea’s “Our Style” electronic music

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
This lecture, by Dr. Peter Moody of Korea University, will present the emergence of North Korean-style electronic music, which aimed to raise the quality of electronic music worldwide in a healthier direction.
Bohyeong Kim

Critical Capitalism: South Korea’s aspiring millionaires and the spirit of the asset economy

Friday, September 15, 2023
The Korean Studies Research Network presents “Critical Capitalism: South Korea’s Aspiring Millionaires and the Spirit of the Asset Economy” on Thursday, November 30 and features Dr. Bohyeong Kim of Vanderbilt University.
So-Rim Lee

Korean Studies Research Network presents talk on beauty and body politics in post-authoritarian South Korea 

Tuesday, September 5, 2023
The Korean Studies Research Network presents “Remedy, Mobility, and the Feminized Consumption of Beauty in Post-Authoritarian South Korea” on November 15, featuring Dr. So-Rim Lee from the University of Pennsylvania. 
people in red outfits with hoods

Squid Game, Netflix in Korea, and the reinvention of the death game genre 

Friday, August 25, 2023
The Korean Studies Research Network presents “Net-Fluxed Korea: Squid Game, Acting in/on the Logic of Platform Economy.” This virtual talk will take place on Thursday, November 2, from 5 – 6:30 p.m., and will feature Dr. Seung-hwan Shin of the University of Pittsburgh. 
Kyunghee Eo

Korean Studies Research Network to host webinar on "girl sensibility” and its impact on Korean culture and society

Monday, August 14, 2023
The Korean Studies Research Network will host Dr. Kyunghee Eo, assistant professor of East Asian languages and literatures at Yale University, for a virtual talk entitled “Politics of Purity: The Making of the South Korean Sonyŏ Sensibility.”

In the news: UI professor creates intellectual hub for Korean studies

Thursday, November 4, 2021
Have you watched the Netflix series Squid Game? What about Parasite, the Academy’s Best Picture of 2019? For many Americans, pop culture is their first, and maybe only, exposure to Korean culture.

Guest speaker to lecture on Gastronomical crossroads of Koreans and Yemenis

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
The Korean Studies Research Network and International Programs will present a virtual lecture by guest speaker Robert Ji-Song Ku entitled "The Pork Belly Fallacy: Koreans and Yemenis at the Gastronomical Crossroads" on Tuesday, October 5, from 3:30 - 5 p.m.