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You are invited to this event organised by Asian CCI Research Network. All are welcome.
Title: Radical Feminists and Pretty Capital in South Korean Media: Megalia and Produce 101 as Gender Extremes
Date: Friday, 5 May 2017
Time: 14.00 - 17.00
Venue: King’s College London, King’s Building (Strand Campus), Room K0.50
Keith B. Wagner is Lecturer of Global Media Cultures in CMII at University College London. He is co-editor of Neoliberalism and Global Cinema: Capital, Culture and Marxist Critique (2011) and China's iGeneration: Cinema and Moving Image Culture for the Twenty-First Century (2014).
In this talk, Keith will interrogate two polar extremes related to female identity and status in the current South Korean mediasphere: the now defunct but much-discussed anti-misogyny online community named Megalia, who use speech mirroring to emasculate and outrage the powerful chauvinistic online community named Ilbe; and Produce 101, a fetishistic reality television show that allows the public to produce a girl K-pop music group by choosing members from a pool of 101 trainees from 46 entertainment companies. By stressing a middle position reading of this media, he concludes by highlighting how Megalia and Produce 101 -- clearly diametrically opposed cultural content is important for cultural studies in Korea because of the way in which it has brought about a modest dialogue, whether divisive or conciliatory, about feminism and femininity in the country.
The keynote will be followed by a Q&A session with the speaker, and a networking time focusing on research methods and topics will be organised for all the attendees of this event. MA/PhD students, researchers and scholars with a special interest in Asian CCI are welcomed. Coffee/tea and snack will be provided.
All attendees are advised to fill out the following form so we can match up people with a similar research interest for the small group discussions:https://goo.gl/forms/fXQAvM5fNMBEXpAY2
For more information on the event, please visit our bloghttps://kingsasiancci.wordpress.com/ or keep up to date through the Facebook event pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/396031367434892/.
Organised by Asian CCI Research Network
Ines Ya-Chiao Tu
Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries
King’s College London
London WC2R 2LS
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