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From the U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies Listserv...


Deadline: February 9, 2018

The University of Michigan Nam Center for Korean Studies is accepting applications for its inaugural manuscript workshop. The manuscript workshop, to be held on May 12, 2018 (Sat), will offer two junior faculty members, preparing a book-length manuscript or other similarly substantial academic publications, with an opportunity to further develop their manuscripts for publication.

At the workshop, the participants will receive critical feedback on their manuscript from up to two senior faculty mentors, and the participants will be asked to nominate the senior faculty mentors as part of the application. Each manuscript will be circulated in advance and discussed in turn.

The Nam Center seeks to develop a network of scholars in Korean studies, and the workshop participants will be asked to serve as a discussant for one paper session of the 2018 International Conference of NextGen Korean Studies Scholars (NEKST), which will take place concurrent to the workshop on May 11-12, 2018.

Round-trip economy fare to DTW, and local expenses (ground transportation, lodging, and meals) will be provided for each participant. This workshop is made possible with the generous support of the Academy of Korean Studies.

Eligibility and Application

All junior tenure-track faculty at any US or Canadian institution from all fields in the social sciences and humanities, whose research is related to Korea, are encouraged to apply. Two applicants will be selected to participate. Special consideration will be given to applicants whose manuscript is nearing completion and/or applicants from institutions in the Midwest and the Big Ten Academic Alliance.

Applicants will need to submit the following materials:
· CV
· Statement of Interest (no longer than 500 words)
· An annotated table of contents of the manuscript, if available
· Two representative chapters out of the manuscript
· A list of two preferred faculty mentors and an alternate

Please e-mail applications to:
Use the subject line: [LAST NAME_First Name] Michigan KS Manuscript Workshop
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2018 John T. Warren Mentorship Award

Central States Communication Association

The Central States Communication Association (CSCA) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Warren Mentorship Award. The award, named in honor of the late and beloved John T. Warren, recognizes a mid-career scholar who exhibits some of the many virtues John himself exuded as a mentor, scholar, and engaged member of the discipline. To that end, those who are nominated should excel in all aspects of their careers—teaching, research/creativity, service, and engagement—but first and foremost demonstrate excellence as a mentor.

Nominees for this award must (a) at least be in their 11th year of full-time academic work beyond their terminal degree but within their first 15 years; (b) be members of the Central States Communication Association at the time of application; (c) agree to attend the conference the year the award is presented; and (d) have an exemplary record of mentoring, research/creativity, service, and engagement.

To be considered for the Warren Award, nominees must electronically submit a packet as a single PDF file. This packet should include the following items, arranged in this order: (1) a letter of nomination (self-nominations are welcome); (2) a teaching philosophy statement, not to exceed two pages; (3) evidence of teaching and mentoring excellence, not to exceed ten pages, that can include sample assignments, teaching evaluations, course syllabuses or descriptions, or other materials that indicate teaching and mentoring excellence; (4) a statement that summarizes the candidate’s program of scholarship, not to exceed one page; (5) a complete list of all publications, exhibits, grants or fellowships, and research/creativity awards; (6) a complete list of service contributions at the department, college, university, and disciplinary level; and (7) a one-page statement that documents engagement or impact beyond the classroom.

The materials must be received by February 16, 2018. Please submit the packet (or any inquiries) to: Stephen Hunt <> with “Warren Award” in the subject line. All applications submitted by the deadline will receive an email response confirming receipt of the working PDF file.

The recipients of the Warren Award are recognized at the CSCA Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon and Business Meeting.
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한국소통학회는 2018년 봄철 정기학술대회를 <다 음>과 같이 개최합니다.

- 논문 발표를 원하는 연구자께서는 한국소통학회 이메일(로 논문 제목, 발표 신청자 인적사항(성명/소속/연락처) 등을 2월 19일(월)까지 송부해 주시기 바랍니다.
- 발표가 확정된 연구자께서는 발표 논문 최종본(요약본 또는 풀페이퍼)을 3월 19일(월)까지 상기 이메일 주소로 제출해 주시기 바랍니다.

<다 음>

□ 봄철 정기학술대회 일시 및 장소
- 일시: 2018일 3월 31일(토) 오후 2-6시
- 장소: 부경대학교 대연캠퍼스 인문사회경영관
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From the Korean Studies Listerv...

CFP for edited collection – Korean Film and Festivals: Global Transcultural Flows

Film festivals for over seventy years have been the driving force behind the global circulation of cinema. Film festivals are also a place where cultures are translated and transported into other cultures. Work on film festivals is a burgeoning field of interest in Film Studies. Much cutting-edge work is currently being published on film festivals in relation to world cinemas, yet the relationship between Korean cinema and film festivals so far has been relatively neglected.

Until recently, the work on this subject has mainly focused on European and North American Film Festivals, with presumptions and expectations about different global film cultures being shaped there. Asia is slowly becoming more prominent in the international festival world, and so it will be crucial to investigate how film festivals in Korea are engaging in this new global prominence of film festivals in Asia, and how this, in turn, is transforming what an international film festival is.

We hope the following volume will expand upon and enlarge the current work that has already been done on film festivals in Korea. There are also numerous small film festivals that are held in Korea, which would be beneficial to research to reveal the role they play in Korean film culture and compare their structure and operations to the larger Korean film festivals.

Korean cinema has been making large waves in international film festivals for over a decade now, not to mention having had a long history at European film festivals that began in the 1960s. However, there has not yet been a systematic study of the ideas and problems related to curating Korean films at international film festivals.
Along with this focus on the growing role of film festivals in relation to Korean cinema and lack of research on film festivals within Korea, this edited volume "Korean Film Festivals: Global Transcultural Flows" aims to address the following blind spots:

- What constitutes the term ‘world cinema,’ and what issues are at stake when Korean cinema enters foreign lands with (different) values attached to it?
- How are national narratives created around Korean cinema at international film festivals? Although Korean cinema has a long history of screenings at international film festivals, why is it that only in the past decade has Korean cinema started to win major festival prizes and gain a firm place within the rubric of ‘world cinema’?
- If the film festival is the place that aims to exhibit certain kinds of films, what place does Korean cinema have within the exhibition network, and what type of cinema and images are being sought from Korea by international festival curators?
- How is Korean cinema’s global success related to the film industry side of film festivals, where business deals are made for the worldwide distribution of Korean cinema?
- How can issues of cultural translation be analyzed when looking at what exactly Korean cinema represents to international audiences, and what those audiences desire from it?
- If we compare how Korean cinema is curated within film festivals in Korea itself and at international film festivals, what does this reveal about the transcultural flows that emanate from Korea to the rest of the world?
- How is Korean culture translated into cinema via the festival distribution network?
- On the other side of the scale, how do film festivals within Korea operate and fit into the international festival world?

The above questions will be explored in this edited volume. Other papers related to Korean cinema at international film festivals or Korean film festivals but with different angles will also be considered.

Call for Papers
The proposal should include an abstract of 300 words and the name, institutional affiliation, a 100-word biography of the author, and the title of the paper.
Please submit the abstract by Jan 10th, 2018 to Dr. Hyunseon Lee
The deadline for full chapter submission is the 1 September 2018. The length of the article should be 6000 - 8000 words including footnotes and bibliography.

Hyunseon Lee, Ph D. Habilitation
Centre of Korean Studies / Centre for Film and Media Studies
SOAS, University of London
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From the KACA Listserv...

Call for Nominations
The 40th Anniversary Celebration Awards

Marking the KACA’s milestone anniversary, KACA 40th Anniversary Celebration Awards are established to recognize and honor individuals who have made impactful contributions throughout their careers to advancing the KACA’s core mission in three areas of academic duty: research, education, and professional service. The awardees will be recognized at the 40th Anniversary Conference to be held on August 9, 2018 in Washington DC.

The KACA 40th Anniversary Celebration Awards Committee welcomes your nominations in the following three award categories.

Any member of the KACA can nominate. We will accept both nominations and self-nominations and non-KACA members can be nominated. Please send your nomination packet in a single PDF file as an email attachment to the Award Committee Chair, Jisu Huh (( no later than March 31, 11:59 pm, EST, 2018.

Note: Current KACA officers and Awards Committee members are not eligible for these awards.

1. Outstanding Contribution to Research Concerning Korea and Korean-Americans

This award recognizes an individual who has devoted substantial parts of his/her scholarly career to advancing and promoting research on communication subjects related to Korea and Korean-Americans, made impactful contributions to research development and theory building in this area of communication research, and helped promoting knowledge and interest among scholars in the communication field regarding communication issues related to Korea/Korea Americans. Rather than rewarding a single outstanding research project or individual pieces of publication, this award is designed to recognize a body of significant research over the course of an individual’s career.

Research concerning Korea and Korean-Americans is defined as research about any communication-related phenomena and problems that are particularly pertinent to the Korean society, Korean people, or the Korean American population.

Eligibility criteria:
Scholarship activities and publications should be primarily in English
Substantial portion of his/her research program should focus on Korea/Korean-American-related communication issues

Nomination packet requirements:
Nomination letter specifying key reasons this person should receive the award
Supporting letters (minimum 3)
Nominee’s CV
Supporting materials containing evidence of outstanding achievements and contributions as specified in the award objective description (e.g., relevant publications, awards or other recognition of an internationally known academic or practitioner organizations)

2. Outstanding Contribution to Communication Education

This award recognizes an individual’s career-long dedication to and achievement in the advancement of communication education and exchange of knowledge and partnership between Korea and other countries in educating future generations of communication practitioners and researchers. Those who have made significant contributions to students/knowledge exchange programs between Korea and other countries would be given preference.

Eligibility criteria:
Has been teaching communication-related courses at academic institutions outside Korea
Has been teaching at the university level at least for the past 5 years

Nomination packet requirements:
Nomination letter specifying key reasons this person should receive the award
Supporting letters (minimum 3)
Nominee’s CV
Supporting materials containing evidence of outstanding achievements and contributions as specified in the award objective description (e.g., awards or other recognition of an internationally known academic or practitioner organizations, development of new courses or innovative new teaching approaches that made important impact, textbook publication, letters from past students, students/course/professional exchange programs developed and/or managed including Korean academic institutions or professional organizations)
Nomination of someone who has made significant contributions to students/courses/professional exchange programs between Korea and another country would be given preference.

3. Outstanding Contribution to Professional Service
This award recognizes a KACA member who has been actively engaged within the KACA and built a sustained and significant public-service record that has helped advance the mission of KACA, as specified in the KACA mission statement. The outstanding service contributions do not need to be just to the KACA but any professional service activities at one’s unit, university, local communities, and professional organizations that are considered well-aligned with the KACA’s mission would be considered.

Eligibility criteria:
Anyone who has been actively engaged within the KACA and built a sustained and significant public-service record that has helped advance the mission of KACA

Nomination packet requirements:
Nomination letter specifying key reasons this person should receive the award
Supporting letters (minimum 3)
Nominee’s CV
Supporting materials containing evidence of outstanding achievements and contributions as specified in the award objective description (e.g., awards or other recognition of an internationally known academic or practitioner organizations, notable accomplishments in serving the academic and social needs of Korean/Korean American communication scholars and students)
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