|Semester||Fall Semester, 2019|
|Department||Freshman Class of Department of Korean Language and Culture|
|Course Name||Korean Cultural Studies|
Week 1 : Introduction to Course
Introduction to Culture and Society in 20th Century Korea
Week 2 : Introduction to Cultural Studies and Korean Cultural Studies
Lee, Keehyeung. “Detraditionalization of Society and the Rise of Cultural Studies in South
Korea,” Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 1, no. 3 (2000): 477-490.
Week 3: Print and Broadcasting Culture
Robinson, Michael. “Broadcasting, Cultural Hegemony, and Colonial Modernity in Korea, 1924-
1945.” In Colonial Modernity in Korea, eds. Gi-wook Shin and Michael Robinson, 52-69. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999.
Week 4: Gender and Culture
Week 5 : “Seeing is Believing” I: Visual Culture – Politics of Advertising
Park, Jin-kyung, “Picturing Empire and Illness: Biomedicine, Venereal Disease, and the Modern Girl in Korea under Japanese Colonial Rule,” Cultural Studies 28, no. 1 (2014): 108-141.
QUIZ 1 conducted in class
Week 6: “Seeing is Believing” II: Visual Culture – Politics of Picture
Pai, Hyung Il, “Staging ‘Koreana’ for the Tourist Gaze: Imperialist Nostalgia and the Circulation of Picture Postcards, History of Photography Journal 37, no. 3 (2013): 301-311.
Week 7: In-class Midterm Examination (open-book test)
Week 8: “Audible Past”: The Culture of Sound
Lee Pak, Gloria. “On the Mimetic Faculty: A Critical Study of the 1984 Ppongtchak Debate and
Post-Colonial Mimesis.” In Korean Pop Music: Riding the Wave, ed. Keith Howard, 62-71. Kent, UK: Global Oriental, 2006.
Week 9: New Information and Communication Technologies I
Jin, Dal Yong. “Reinterpretation of Cultural Imperialism: Emerging Domestic Market vs.
Continuing U.S. Dominance.” Media, Culture, and Society 29, no. 5 (2007): 753-771.
Week 10: New Information and Communication Technologies II
Jin, Dal Yong and Florence Chee. “Age of New Media Empire: A Critical Interpretation of the
Korean Online Game Industry.” Games and Culture: A Journal of Interactive Media 3, no. 1
Week 11: Global Popular Culture: The Korean Wave
Shim, Doobo. “Hybridity and the Rise of Korean Popular Culture in Asia.” Media, Culture & Society 28, no. 1 (2006): 25-44.
QUIZ 2 conducted in class
Week 12: Gender and Culture
Week 13 - 16: TBA
Week 17: Course Fianl Review
Week 18: Final Test
Dates for quizzes: Quiz 1 and Quiz 2
Dates for Exams: Midterm and Final Exam (TBA)
|Textbook & Reference|
Articles in pdf form will be available
|Urls about Course|