Reading Seoul in Pyongyang: Rethinking Cross-border Media Flows in 1950s-1960s Korea

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Speaker(s): I. Jonathan Kief, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
About the speaker: Prof. I. Jonathan Kief is a scholar of modern Korean and comparative literature specializing in North and South Korean fiction and criticism of the mid-twentieth century. His research interests include global and regional histories of Cold War culture, colonial and postcolonial Korean-Japanese literary and intellectual exchanges, translation studies, the Korean diaspora, and interactions between texts, images, and broadcast sound. He is currently working on a manuscript titled "Toward the Round Horizon": Cross-Border Reading and Writing in the Cold War Koreas, which explores interactions between North and South Korean literature within broader transnational networks of the 1950s and 1960s.
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Asian Pacific Studies Institute (APSI)

Reading Seoul in Pyongyang: Rethinking Cross-border Media Flows in 1950s-1960s Korea

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