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Friday, March 23 • 9:00am - 11:00am

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Jeffrey Kim, Erin Cho, and Seung K. Yang, “Fashioning the Wave of K-Pop beyond Asia through Transnational Communities”

Myoung-Sun (Kelly) Song, “The S(e)oul of Hip-Hop: Searching for the Meaning of Hip-Hop in South Korea”

Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson, “Mare Liberum (The Free Sea) in Karen O’s Native Korean Rock”

Chris Randle, “Driving Freely Through the World:
Cosmopolitanism in K-pop”

Moderator: Hua Hsu


Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson

Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Performance at Northwestern University. He has published articles in JPMS, MELUS, TDR, Women & Performance, and Criticism. His book project, A Race So Different: The Making of Asian Americans in Performance and Law, is under contract with NYU Press.   "Mare Liberum (The Free Sea) in Karen O's Native Korean Rock" Karen O is a rock musician of Polish-American... Read More →

Erin Cho

Erin Cho is an Associate Professor at Parsons New School, New York. Erin’s main research interests include Design marketing and Strategic management of Cultural products.   Abstract: | | "Fashioning the Wave of K-Pop beyond Asia through Transnational Communities" This paper explores the rise of Korean creative industries, notably K-Pop, and how K-Pop have been in fashion, first across, and then beyond, Asian markets into... Read More →

Hua Hsu

Hua Hsu teaches in the English Department at Vassar College. His work has appeared in Artforum, the Atlantic, the New York Times and Slate. He is a columnist for The Wire (UK) and a staff writer at Grantland. He is finishing his first book, A Floating Chinaman. He was a member of the 2012 EMP-IASPM conference planning committee.

Jeffrey Kim

Jeffrey Kim is Professor at SKKU in Korea and Research Fellow at University of London. His works on pop music since 1996 has been presented and published in a number of leading international conferences and academic journals including ACA/PCA, SCMS, Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, Strategic management Society. He has advised Korean Ministry of Culture in the Cultural Policy concerning Music industry.   Abstract... Read More →

Chris Randle

Chris Randle is the culture editor at the Toronto Standard and a freelance writer who has contributed to The Globe and Mail, the National Post, The Comics Journal, Social Text, Popdust and the Awl. He blogs at Backtotheworld.net, tweets as @randlechris and compulsively screencaps at beautravail.tumblr.com.   Abstract: | | "Driving Freely Through the World: Cosmopolitanism in K-pop" Last summer, after being mobbed by Parisian superfans, a... Read More →

Myoung-Sun (Kelly) Song

Myoung-Sun (Kelly) Song is a doctoral student at USC Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism, where she studies the visual communication of images in popular culture. She holds a B.A. in English Literature & M.A. in Professional Writing from Ewha Womans University. She has also presented a paper comparing the images of women in American and Korean mainstream rap music videos.   Abstract: | | "The S(e)oul of Hip-Hop... Read More →

Seung K. Yang

Seung K. Yang is a manager at Kyounggi Digital Content Institute, a government body specializing in the promotion of digital content locally and globally. Seung K. was a Composer/Vocalist/Guitarist in a band that released two albums.   Abstract: | | "Fashioning the Wave of K-Pop beyond Asia through Transnational Communities" This paper explores the rise of Korean creative industries, notably K-Pop, and how K-Pop have been in fashion... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012