Thanks to the co-sponsorship of Academy of Korean Studies, Korea Foundation, Literature Translation Institute of Korea, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, and the Institute for Etnographic Research, the George Washington University’s Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and the Institute for Korean Studies invites you to this exciting celebration with good food and engaging panel talks!
In celebrating the 100th birthday of Hahn Moo-Sook, the 26th HMS colloquium has been combined with the Signature Conference of the GW Institute for Korean Studies. The colloquium brings renowned scholars in the field of the Korean studies to focus on the theme of emotion and affect in Korean history, society, and culture. The two keynote speakers, Donald Baker and Hyaeweol Choi, will discuss the complex emotion reflected in Hahn Moo-Sook's novels and also explain Hahn Moo-Sook's significance in the context of women's history and the politics of archives. The panel presentations will explore various emotions and affect covering the period from Chosŏn Korea (1392-1910) to the two Koreas.
Ambassador Cho Yoon-je, Embassy of the Republic of Korea
President & CEO Kathleen Stephens, Korea Economic Institute of America (Former Ambassador to the Repubilc of Korea)
Young-Key Kim-Renaud, Professor Emeritus, The George Washington University
Donald Baker, "The Inner Lives of Tasan Chŏng Yagyong and Paul Chŏng Hasang”
Hyaeweol Choi, “A Quiet Revolt: Gender, Conversion, and Emotional Communities in Modern Korea”
Panel I: Chosŏn
Jungwon Kim, “Mourning in Your Heart (Simsang): Performing Ritual and Emotion in Chosŏn Korea”
Sixiang Wang, “Emotions of Empire: Affective Discourse in Early Modern Korean Diplomacy”
Discussant: Sun Joo Kim, Harvard University
Panel II: Colonial Korea
Yoonsun Yang, “Disorderly Emotions: Korean Medical and Literary Discourses in the Late 1910s and Early 1920s”
Sonja Kim, “Contested Economies of Compassion and Medicine in Colonial Korea"
Dafna Zur, “Reforming the Language of the Heart: Children’s Poetry and Emotional Education in Colonial Korea”
Discussants: Soyoung Suh, Dartmouth University; Maria Frawley, The George Washington University
Panel III: Post-liberation Korea
Jae Won E. Chung, “Literature as Aesthetic-Affective Psychogeography: Women’s Writing during the Korean War”
Gregg Brazinsky, “Empathy at War: The Korean War and the Making of a Sino-North Korean Emotional Regime”
Suzy Kim, “By Virtue of Vengeance: Affective Histories of Wŏnhan in North Korea”
Nan Kim, “Unintimate Longing: Separated Korean Families, Division’s Affect, and the Scene of Public Emotion”
Discussant: Haiyan Lee, Stanford University
Panel IV: Contemporary Korea
Sun-chul Kim, “From Farmer to Activist: Emotional Processes in Miryang Farmers’ Fight against Power Transmission Towers”
Haeyeon Choo, “Speculative Home-Making: Gendered Affect, Class Mobility, and Real Estate Investment in South Korea”
Youngmin Choe, “Beside Oneself: Self-portraiture, Craft Process, and Affective Labor in Kim Ki-duk’s Arirang”
John SP Cho, “Lifestyle Politics: Building “Jeongful” Relations between South Korean Gay Men”
Discussant: Jie Yang, Simon Fraser University
The 26th HMS colloquium (https://eall.columbian.gwu.edu/hahn-moo-sook-colloquium) is open to the public FREE OF CHARGE. However, reservations are required. For questions regarding the colloquium, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.