The Korean Screen Culture Conference (KSCC)

The annual Korean Screen Culture Conference (KSCC) is dedicated to exploring all aspects of  Korean screen culture, including: television, K-pop, internet, computer gaming, webtoons, and film from both North and South Korea.

The Korean Screen Culture Conference (KSCC) is an annual conference dedicated to critically engaging with some of the most important issues that have affected contemporary Korean screen culture. Each year we welcome proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of Korean screen culture, including but not limited to: Korean cinema – North and South, past and present; video games; production, distribution & reception of film, television, and K-pop music videos; and the transnational and intermedial aesthetics of Korean screen culture such as the impacts of the Korean Wave (Hallyu), transnational and intermedial adaptations, co-productions, collaborations, and various intermedia practices. Previous successful conferences were held at: SOAS, the University of London (2012 & 2013), Sheffield Hallam University (2014), the University of Copenhagen (Denmark, 2015), King’s College, London (2016), Universität Hamburg (Germany, 2017), the University of Helsinki (Finland, 2018).

This site houses information about forthcoming events and calls for papers and archived data about previous events including panels and posters.

For further information about the KSCC, contact: Andy Jackson at andy.jackson@monash.edu

STOP PRESS: The 9th KSCC 2020 will be held at the University of Tübingen, Germany, Thursday 11th June to Friday 12th June 2020. See Call for Papers below:

A Call for Papers

The 9th Annual Korean Screen Cultures Conference (KSCC 2020)

hosted by the University of Tübingen, Germany

11-12 June 2020

The University of Tübingen, Germany, is pleased to host the 9th Korean Screen Cultures Conference, supported by the Korea Foundation. This follows successful conferences previously held at: SOAS, the University of London (2012, 2013), Sheffield Hallam University (2014), the University of Copenhagen (2015), King’s College (2016), Universität Hamburg (2017), the University of Helsinki (2018), and most recently the University of Central Lancashire (2019).

The conference aims to critically engage with some of the most important and urgent issues that have affected and guided contemporary Korean screen culture; in particular cinema, television, web comics, and music. We welcome proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of Korean screen culture, including but not limited to:

  • Korean cinema: North and South, past and present
  • Production, distribution & reception of film
  • Diasporic Korean cinemas
  • Film as history, including questions of witnessing and historiography
  • Documentary texts, production, exhibition and questions of censorship
  • Indy cinema texts, production, exhibition and questions of censorship
  • Korean film festivals
  • Female filmmakers
  • Changing thematic concerns in K-drama
  • K-drama production practices
  • Korean TV formats beyond drama, such as variety shows
  • Questions of reception and appropriation of K-TV on global content platforms
  • ‘Netflix original’ K-Drama/films
  • Korean video games, Webtoons, Korean media arts
  • K-Pop music video form, narratives, and circulation
  • Pop idols and/or stardom
  • Mobile screen media, esp. live-streaming media platforms, such as Afreeka TV
  • Korean adverts and public screens (on the subway, in the streets, in waiting rooms, etc.)
  • Transnational and intermedial aesthetics of Korean screen culture, including the impact of the Korean Wave (Hallyu)
  • Transnational adaptations, co-productions, collaborations, and various intermedia practices
  • Pedagogical considerationson using Korean screen media in teaching

Papers on other forms and interpretations of Korean screen culture will also be considered.

Deadline for proposals: 31 January 2020

Applicants will be notified of the result by 15 February 2020.

A complete paper of 5,500-6,000 words should be sent by 1 June 2020.

Proposal format:

  • In your proposals—both for individual papers and panel proposals—please include your name, institutional affiliation, the title of the paper, an abstract of 350 words, and a 50-100 word biography of the author.
  • Please submit your proposal as a WORD doc file.
  • The file name should follow the format: "KSCC2020 SURNAME abstract" (e.g. KSCC2020 JACKSON abstract). In the case of a panel, use the surname of the chief organizer followed by 'panel X' with X being the number of participants (e.g. KSCC2020 KIM panel3 abstract).

Please send the abstract as an email attachment to Dr Ji-yoon An: at: kscc2020@koreanistik.uni-tuebingen.de

All applicants will receive an email confirmation for receipt of their abstract within 10 working days. If you do not receive confirmation, please email.

Accommodation will be covered for all presenters. We are, however, only able to provide limited travel support to graduate students.

For all enquiries, please contact Dr Ji-yoon An at ji-yoon.an@uni-tuebingen.de

For more on the KSCC, please see: https://arts.monash.edu/languages-literatures-cultures-linguistics/korean-studies-research-hub/korean-screen-culture-conference-kscc/

KSCC 2020 is organized by a committee comprised of Dr Ji-yoon An (University of Tübingen), Dr Mark Plaice (University of Central Lancashire), Dr Andrew Logie (Helsinki University), Dr Barbara Wall (Copenhagen University), and Dr Andrew Jackson (Monash University).

Posters and Programmes from Previous Events

2018 7th KSCC poster (PDF)

2018 7th KSCC programme (PDF)

2017 6th KSCC poster (PDF)

2017 6th KSCC programme (PDF)

2016 5th KSCC poster (PDF)

2016 5th KSCC abstracts (docx)

2016 5th KSCC programme (docx)

2015 4th KSCC poster (JPG)

2015 4th KSCC panels (PDF)

2014 3rd KSCC programme (docx)

2013 2nd KSCC poster (PDF)

2013 2nd KSCC programme (PDF)

2012 1st KSCC poster (PDF)

2012 1st KSCC abstracts (PDF)