After the Fact: Literature, Politics, and Scientific Thinking in Modern Korea
Christopher Hanscom, Associate Professor of Korean Literature, UCLA
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Hanscom will discuss two South Korean films, exploring connections between the portrayal of “involuntary resistances” & violations of narrative form in I’m a Cyborg but That’s OK (2006) & Castaway on the Moon (2009). He will argue that in both content & form the films resist normalizing discourses of medical science & national belonging—both of which claim a certain authority to establish and police frameworks of knowledge—& work toward alternative but seemingly unsustainable forms of community.