The 4th Korean Screen Culture Conference

The fourth Korean Screen Culture Conference will be held at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies (ToRS), the University of Copenhagen. This will be an international conference critically analyzing all aspects of Korean screen culture.

The conference follows on from three previous highly successful events that were held at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), the University of London in 2012 and 2013 and at the University of Sheffield Hallam in 2014.

The fourth annual Korean Screen Culture Conference will provide a forum for international scholars to reflect on the development of transnational and transmedia practices in Korean screen culture, through a wide-range of papers from various disciplines (film studies, Korean studies, comparative literature, music) and to discuss possible future directions for Korean Screen culture. There are panels on K-Pop, Hallyu (the Korean Wave), K-Drama, documentary, and North Korean film.

The conference will see twenty-eight speakers from Europe, North America and Asia speak on seven panels with one plenary speaker. Amongst the participants are graduate students, emerging as well as internationally renowned scholars including

  • Jinhee Choi (author of The South Korean Film Renaissance: Local Hitmakers Global Provocateurs[2010])
  • David Scott Diffrient
  • Colette Balmain (author of Introduction to Japanese Horror Film [2008])
  • Julian Stringer and Chi-yun Shin (authors of New Korean Cinema [2005])

This event is organized by ToRS and University of Copenhagen Korean Studies and is funded by the Korea Foundation and ToRS.

Friday 29 May – Building 27.0.17 & 22.0.47
Saturday 30 May – Building 27.0.17 & 27.0.09