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Spring 2019 East Asian UN3207 section 001
THE VISUAL CULTURE OF K-POP

Call Number 22048
Day & Time
Location
W 10:10am-12:00pm
507 Philosophy Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor So-Rim Lee
Type SEMINAR
Course Description In this course, we will explore the total political economy of culture that is K-pop, simultaneously a State-sponsored industry, an agency-generated cultural product, and a fandom-distributed community. In the recent years, scholars in various sectors have been actively demystifying the many social performances entailing K-pop through the frames of globalization and transnationalism. To see K-pop as transnationalism in performance is to construe it not as unidirectional or monolithic, but as a constant interpellation between national export and transnational transaction, each utterance refracted a mile a minute by its "glocal (global and local)" performers through social and web-based media. Paying particular attention to how such identities are negotiated within the portmanteau "K-pop," we will engage with the critical frames of Korean studies, performance studies, and media & visual culture to explore its major topics and defining moments in rigorously discussion-based seminars.
Web Site Vergil
Department East Asian Languages and Cultures
Enrollment 13 students (15 max) as of 9:08PM Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Subject East Asian
Number UN3207
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To Columbia College, General Studies, Barnard, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate
Campus Morningside
Section key 20191EAAS3207W001

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