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Representations and Subversions of Patriarchy and Authoritarianism in Narrative and Cinematic Arts

March 31, 2023 (Friday) 8:00 – 10:00 pm (EST)

Via Zoom (https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/94804015769) - Now Open to Public

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Colloquium Committee: Hae-Young Kim (Duke University), Ji-Young Jung (Columbia University), and Kyung-Eun Yoon (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

Moderator: Ji-Young Jung (Columbia University)



여성의 다시쓰기 혹은 다시읽기의 욕망 (Women’s Desire to Re-write or to Re-read)

Jiseung Roh (Incheon National University)

이 발표에서는 여성이라는 마이너리티가 기존의 잘 알려진 텍스트들을 활용해 어떻게 그들의 목소리를 기입하는가에 대해 말해보고자 한다. 한국의 고전소설 <춘향전>, <장화홍련전>, <심청전>은 소설을 직접 읽지 않아도 그 스토리를 이미 잘 알고 있다고 생각될 정도로 한국인들에게는 매우 유명하고 친숙한 소설들이다. 전근대시기에 집단 창작된 이 소설들은 20세기를 넘어 21세기까지 영화, 소설, 웹툰 등의 형식으로 꾸준히 개작되어 왔다. 이러한 다시쓰기는 곧 원 텍스트들을 ‘다르게’ 읽어냄으로서 자신의 목소리를 기입하려는 누군가의 욕망의 결과이기도 하다. 특히 수많은 고전 소설들 가운데 이 세 편 소설은 이전에 삭제되거나 가려졌던 ‘여성’의 욕망을 적극적으로 드러내는 효과적인 표현 도구가 되어왔다. 개작 텍스트들 중에는 뚜렷한 주제 의식을 가지고 개작된 텍스트들도 있지만 가부장제 이데올로기에 순응하는 듯한 여성 인물의 모호하고 보수적인 태도, 잘 이해하기 힘든 여성적 소통 방식, 서사의 비일관성 등을 특징적으로 보이는 텍스트들도 있다. 이러한 다양한 개작 양상들을 통해 세 편의 고전 소설들의 개작에 담긴 시대적 변화의 흔적들 그리고 거기에 담긴 여성들의 굴절된 원망(願望), 분노 등의 감정들 특히 최근의 개작들에 내장된 한국 페미니즘의 정치적 정동(affect) 등을 살펴본다.

The Rise of Rights Advocacy Cinema in Postauthoritarian South Korea 

Hye Seung Chung (Colorado State University)

Based on my recently published book Movie Minorities: Transnational Rights Advocacy and South Korean Cinema (co-authored with David Scott Diffrient: Rutgers University Press, 2022), this presentation charts out the rise of rights advocacy cinema in South Korea as a response to the post-authoritarian state's policy to redress human rights violations of military dictatorships (1961-1988) of Park Chung Hee's and Chun Doo Hwan's regimes. Based on field research in Seoul where several industrial practitioners and human rights activists were interviewed and archival documents in the Library of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea were referenced, I offer both inclusive and exclusive definitions of rights advocacy cinema. Ultimately, I define it as an affective genre whose effectiveness is determined by its power to move the audience to action. The presentation will also question whether or not mainstream "blockbuster" films such as A Taxi Driver (2017) and 1987: Wen the Day Comes (2017) are examples of human rights cinema.

About the Presenters

Jiseung Roh, Professor of Korean Literature in the Department of Korean Language and Literature at Incheon National University, focuses her research on gender and class issues in modern Korean literature and cinema. She has authored a number of journal articles and books such as 여성의 다시쓰기: 고전소설을 읽는 욕망에 관하여 (도서출판 오월의 봄, 2022), 영화관의 타자들: 조선영화의 출발에서 한국영화 황금기까지 영화 보기의 역사 (앨피, 2016).

Hye Seung Chung, Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University, is a specialist of race and ethnicity in American popular culture, East Asian cinema, feminist film theory, and global media. She is the co-author of many books including Movie Minorities: Transnational Rights Advocacy and South Korean Cinema (Rutgers University Press, 2021) and Movie Migrations: Transnational Genre Flows and South Korean Cinema (Rutgers University Press, 2015). She is also the author of three more books and numerous journal articles.

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