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06
DEC

01:00 PM

The Family in (New) Korean Cinema

Dr. Ji-yoon An (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

The family has always been a central narrative theme in Korean cinema, proving to be a popular subject since its earliest days. Since the film industry’s sudden and powerful comeback in the new millennium, cinematic renditions of the family have continued to be manifold. How do changes in the understanding of the family or in the roles of individual family members appear in films? And what insights do they provide on Korea’s broader socio-historical changes? Taking these questions as the starting point, my project explores changing representations of familial and gender concepts in Korean cinema from the late 1990s until early 2010s. It brings together films and writings on the family in both English and Korean scholarship, analysing the reflections and yearnings that they provide on social changes of modernisation, democratisation, feminism, and neoliberalism.

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https://heiconf.uni-heidelberg.de/zmta-7tur-3nkr-xnzt

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Zentrum für Ostasienwissenschaften

Homepage Organizer

https://www.zo.uni-heidelberg.de

Contact

Institut für Sinologie

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