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[공지] 제100차 연세-KF 한국학포럼

  • 조회수 54
  • 행사기간 2010.06.06 - 2010.06.10
  • 등록일 2013.12.24

제100차 연세-KF 한국학포럼이 2010년 6월 10일(목) 저녁 6시, 연세대 국제학대학원 새천년관 702호실에서 개최됩니다. 동 포럼은 영어로 진행됩니다.

- 발표: Lee, Sharon Heijin, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan*09년 체한연구펠로
- 주제: Screening Beauty: Plastic Surgery, Gender and Modernity in Korean Film

Biography | Sharon Heijin Lee is a doctoral candidate at University of Michigan’s Program in American Culture and is currently doing dissertation research in Seoul, South Korea as a Korea Foundation fellow and a Fulbright-Hays fellow. Her dissertation project explores the discursive formations of Korean women’s beauty practices in both Seoul and Los Angeles in order to understand beauty’s relationship to diaspora, transnationalism, neoliberalism, popular and national culture and feminism in Korean and Korean American women’s lives. By doing so, she hopes to make a major contribution to scholarship that bridges the fields of Asian and Asian American studies.

Abstract | In the United States, South Korean women are pathologized in the media as the unconscious victims of internalized racism and self-loathing in regards to their consumer choices to undergo plastic surgery. Although such representations seek to make visible Korean women’s plight, they remain blind to larger questions concerning the intersection of beauty trends with issues of colonial modernity, gendered nationalism and US militarization. This paper examines how such beauty practices are theorized and represented in Korean popular culture, taking seriously forms of theory and expression in the arts, specifically Korean film. How are these practices both normalized and critiqued through these popular cultural forms What do these representations teach us about the epistemic limitations of US discourse Such an analysis illustrates that beauty is not merely a frivolous everyday concern of women but a space where larger historical and political forces are often articulated through and onto women’s bodies.

연세-KF 한국학포럼은 재단 체한연구 펠로 및 국내외 한국연구학자 등 체한연구 중인 해외 학자들에게 정기적인 논문발표 기회를 제공함으로써 국내외 학자들간 네트워크 구축 및 연구주제 관련 정보 공유가 가능토록 2001년 가을부터 10년째 재단 지원과 연세대 국제학대학원 주관으로 학기당 5회 연간 총 10회 개최하고 있습니다.