Program--Translating Value and the Value of Translation

2013 Conference Theme:

Translating Value and the Value of Translation

Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, 2013
Rackham Assembly Hall--4th Floor


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Friday, May 17

9 - 10am - Panel 1: Globalization and Transnational Relations

Marcie Middlebrooks (Cornell University) - Found in (mis)Translation: Korean Buddhism’s Pluripotent Powers in the Regenerative Ethics of Global Stem Cell Science

Carolyn Choi (University of Southern California) - Love Me ‘Tender’: Erotic Labor of Migrant Hostesses in Los Angeles Koreatown Bars

Sherri Ter Molen (Wayne State University) - Taking Cover and the Cover Up: The Bridge at No Gun Ri

Hyejeong Jo (University of Pennsylvania) - Habitus Transformation: Immigrant Mother’s Cultural Translation of Educational Strategies in South Korea

Discussant: Dr. Youngju Ryu (University of Michigan)

10:40am - 12:20pm - Panel 2: Production of Nation

Chunfu Li (Sungkyungwan University) - Terminological Border Between Minjok and Kookmin on Overseas Korean

Chaewon Baek (Seoul National University) - The Usage of ‘Eon-mun Ilchi’ and Its Problems

Chi-Hoon Kim (Indiana University) - A Feast Reserved for the Eyes: The Role of Plastic Food Models in Korean Gastro-Nationalism

Discussant: Dr. Yang Seung-gook (Seoul National University)


2 - 3:40pm - Panel 3: Text, Image, and Body

Susan Hwang (University of Michigan) - From J.P. Sartre to D.H. Lawrence: Dissident Readings of European Literature in the Criticism of Paik Nak-chung

Jaebin Yoo (Seoul National University) - Translation of Image: Jeong Yakyong’s Unique Adaptation of Mechanical and Scientific Illustrations from China and Europe

Min-Jeong Kim (Seoul National University) - Redefining Tradition through the Phenomenology of Body

Discussant: Dr. Sung Chang Park (Seoul National University)


3:45 - 5:45pm - Keynote Talk

Serk-Bae Suh (University of California, Irvine) - Translation and the Colonial Desire for Transparency


Saturday, May 18

9 - 10:40am - Panel 4: Korea-Japan Connections

Sujin Lee (Cornell University) - Racialized Bodies and Identified Identities: Physical Anthropology in Colonial Korea

Hiroaki Matsusaka (University of Michigan) - Anticolonialism in the Imperial Language: Korean Radicals in 1920s and 1930s Japanese Publications

Young Shil Youn (University of Toronto) - Three Types of ‘Heroes’ in Sonyeon (The Youth) and East Asian Contexts

Kyung-rim Lee (Seoul National University) - A Study of Janghanmong

Discussant: Dr. Serk-Bae Suh (University of California, Irvine)

10:40am - 12:30pm - Roundtable: Translating Korean Studies

Moderator: Susan Hwang (University of Michigan)

Seoul National University: Ki-In Chong, Domin Kim, Jin-Kyu Kim

University of Michigan: Ha Yeon Lee, Irhe Sohn


Organized by

Korean Studies Graduate Working Group (University of Michigan)

Woosong Korean Studies Graduate Fellows (Seoul National University)


Sponsored by

Nam Center for Korean Studies (University of Michigan)

College of Humanities (Seoul National University)