A Song of Dissent and Democracy: "March for the Beloved" and the Poetics of Resistance in South Korea‚Äč

Department: Center for Critical Korean Studies

Date and Time: May 7, 2019 | 3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Event Location: Humanities Gateway 1010

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Susan Hwang is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Korean Literature and Cultural Studies in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University. Her scholarship engages with the cultural practices of resistance and dissent in South Korea, as well as theories of translation and world literature. She is currently working on her book manuscript entitled “Uncaged Songs: Culture and Politics of Protest Music in South Korea." It is a cultural history of South Korea’s song movement that charts how songs became a powerful component of the struggle for democracy in South Korea during two of the nation’s darkest decades—the 1970s and the 1980s.

If you have any questions, please contact Joo Hoon Sin at sinjh@uci.edu.