KORE2040

Topics in Korean visual culture and cultural studies

Credits:

Period:

Assessment:

6

TBC

100% coursework

Prerequisite:

KORE1021. Introduction to Korean Studies

Co-requisite:

Nil

Description

Korean Studies Electives


This course examines Korean visual culture in the modern and contemporary period from a cultural studies approach. The course will also include introductory readings from cultural studies, visual studies, media studies, and film studies to deepen the understanding of Korean visual culture. Students will read selected materials from various interdisciplinary studies about cultural production including paintings, films, installation arts, advertisement, art festivals, and museum and galleries, produced in South and North Korea, and Korean diasporic sites. The course also aims to contextualize Korean visual culture in transnational interactions.

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