After the Fact: Literature, Politics, and Scientific Thinking in Modern Korea

Christopher Hanscom, Associate Professor of Korean Literature, UCLA

Date
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time
4:15 p.m.
Location
Description
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.
Cost
Free
Contact
262-3643, ldennis@eastasia.wisc.edu