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... 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... 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... Read More →

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... 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... 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... 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... 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