Transgression as a secular value: Korea in transition?

        

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Thursday, October 25
Michigan League, Michigan Room

Keynote, 5:00 PM

 

The Melodrama of Mobility, Continued:
South Korea's Fragile Cosmopolitans
Nancy Abelmann (University of Illinois)
 


Friday, October 26
Michigan Union, Anderson Room D

     

Panel 1: Through the Lens of Transgression

9:30-10:30 AM

Cyborgs and Castaways: "Thoughtful Transgressions" Toward an Ecumenopolitics • Christopher Hanscom (University of California, Los Angeles)

Unfinished Business: Transgression as a Secular Value? • Juhn Ahn (University of Michigan)

 

Panel 2: Redrawing Boundaries of Gender & Sexuality

10:50-12:20 PM

Perception of Gender Role and Sexuality in South Korean Advertisements: Transgression or Confucian Dynamism? • Joseph Obok Owiti (Academy of Korean Studies)

Flesh in the Closet: The Secret Wife Tradition among Eminent Monks of Korean Buddhism • Sujung Kim (Columbia University)

Virtuous Slaves: Gendered Imaginations of Loyalty in Late Chosŏn Korea • Joy Kim (Princeton University)

Discussant: Micah Auerback (University of Michigan)   

 

Panel 3: Transgression in the Legal Imagination

1:50-3:20 PM

Tradition and Transgression in the Korean Legal System • Yong-Sung (Jonathan) Kang (University of Washington)

Portrait of an Epileptic as a Murderess: Locating Transgression in the Case of a Modern Cannibal • Se-Woong Koo (École des hautes etudes en sciences sociales)

Transgression in Legal Writing in Pre-modern Korea • Hyejong Kang (Yonsei University)

Discussant: Faith Sparr (University of Michigan)

Panel 4: The Liminality of Youth

3:40-4:50 PM

Stories of Cruel Youth: the South Korean Anti-Teen Film • Peter Yoonsuk Paik (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

"Let Us Boil Our Parents' Blood and Bones!": Yi Kwangsu's Treatise on the Centrality of Children and the Emergence of Children's Literature in Twentieth Century Korea • Dafna Zur (Stanford University)

Discussant: Youngju Ryu (University of Michigan)

 


Saturday, October 27
Michigan Union, Kuenzel Room

      

Panel 5: Transgression as an Agent of Social Transformation

9:30-11:00 AM

Allures of Transgression: Traditions and Salsa Dance in South Korea • Michael Reinschmidt (University of Arizona)

Transgressive Academic All-Stars and Conventional Teen Idols: An Ethnography of School-Age South Koreans "Gaming the System" • Bonnie Tilland (University of Washington)

Political Conversion as an Act of Transgression • M. Sahm Suh (University of Chicago)

Discussant: Nojin Kwak (University of Michigan)

Panel 6: Normalizing Transgression 

11:20-12:30

The Trickster as Transgressor in Traditional Korean Society • Charles La Shure (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)

Secular Transgression of Subversion as Divine Prescription: No Yông’s Painted Lacquer Revisitied • Karen Hwang (Vassar College)

Discussant: Miranda Brown (University of Michigan)