Call for Submissions 2017-18 The H.L. “Bud” Goodall, Jr. and Nick “Gory” Trujillo “It’s a Way of Life” Award in Narrative Ethnography BEST ARTICLE/ALTERNATIVE TEXT AWARD Deadline: January 31, 2018 ... See MoreSee Less
Call for applications: 2018 Korea Foundation-한국국제교류재단 Fellowship for Graduate Studies for North America Deadline: February 12, 2018 "KF Fellowship for Graduate Studies(GS) program is aimed to foster a new generation of Korean Studies scholars by providing scholarship support to students who are currently enrolled in an MA or PhD program in Korean Studies." Grant amount: U.S. $25,000 per year ... See MoreSee Less
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: email@example.com Use the subject line: [LAST NAME_First Name] Michigan KS Manuscript Workshop ... See MoreSee Less
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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. ... See MoreSee Less
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
An official publication of the International Communication Association, The International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication is a comprehensive and authoritative reference book with a distinctively interdisciplinary and international reach. This work is aimed at serving the needs of undergraduate and graduate students as well as for academic researchers and professional practitioners of intercultural communication around the world.
This 3-volume encyclopedia features 256 articles written by 249 authors (including 57 coauthors) residing in 29 different countries in all continents. The work employs a broadly-based taxonomy of intercultural communication that consists of six organizing themes. These themes are the traditional “intercultural communication” core theme and five associated themes recognized as “cross-cultural communication,” “cultural communication,” “intergroup communication,” “intercultural training,” and “critical intercultural communication.”
These articles address issues, theories, and concepts that have substantively contributed to the development of intercultural communication as a sub-discipline of communication; methodological issues of importance to intercultural communication theory and research, and summaries of findings from original studies directly pertaining to the intercultural communication domain. Each area includes articles written by scholars outside the discipline of communication, such as cross-cultural psychology, cultural anthropology, social psychology, and linguistics. ... See MoreSee Less
The 2018 National Korean Studies Seminar is now accepting applications! This seminar is primarily for K-12 educators and administrations, but some university instructors attend as well. Please consider applying, and please help spread the word!
"The National Korean Studies Seminar (NKS) is a 5-day educational seminar designed for American teachers, school administrators, and related staff members, to provide them enriching information on various aspects of Korea's history and culture. Seminar activities include lectures given by renowned scholars in the field, hands-on activities such as arts and crafts and creating Korean food, and cultural excursions such as visits to the LACMA's Korea Hall, Friendship Bell in San Pedro, and Korean Immigration History Museum." www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-national-korean-studies-seminar-tickets-41564523609 In 2017, the seminar, hotel, and several meals were free to accepted participants. However, the travel to Los Angeles and the cost of the continuing education credits were not paid for by NKS. For more information, please visit: nationalkoreanstudies.com/... See MoreSee Less
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 ((email@example.com) 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) ... See MoreSee Less
The 40th Anniversary Conference & AEJMC KACA Research Sessions August 6-9, 2018, Washington, D.C. Conference Theme: Renewed Role of the Press in Building, Transforming, and Restoring Democracy: Korea and Beyond
The Korean American Communication Association (KACA) invites paper submissions for its 40th Anniversary Conference on August 9, 2018 and for KACA Research Sessions during the annual meeting of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), August 6 – 9, 2018. Both KACA’s 40th anniversary conference and KACA research sessions will be at Renaissance Washington DC.
For the 40th anniversary conference, papers that address the conference theme are particularly welcome, but submissions in any areas of communication research on Korea-related topics are encouraged as well. For AEJMC’s KACA sessions, any communications research on Korea-related topics is welcome.
The theme of the 40th Anniversary Conference, “Renewed Role of the Press in Building, Transforming, and Restoring Democracy: Korea and Beyond” aims to facilitate our scholarly discussions on renewed role of the press in changing media and political environments in Korea and elsewhere. Though compromised from time to time, freedom of the press has become an essential part of Korean politics. Nonetheless, the contribution of the press to Korean democracy continues to be the subject of intense debate among scholars, political elites, and average citizens. Particularly, the recent turmoil in Korean politics presents need to reassess the role of the press not only in building but in transforming and restoring democracy. Also, the wide availability of digital platforms for social networking has fundamentally changed the way citizens become politically engaged, redefining the notion of democratic citizenship. Any potential mismatch between new democratic citizenship and current journalism further justifies need to investigate renewed role of the press in Korea and in other democracies.
As the media have power to influence national political discourse, the notion of free and open media is essential to a healthy democracy. KACA seeks to bring together regional and international media scholars to discuss issues relating to media and democracy and to propose solutions to problems (if any) identified in Korea and in Asian and other countries. Our emphasis on democracy is intended to link up with various communication theories and research approaches that take on the interplay of democracy and media as presented through any forms of data or perspectives. Any topics linking the media to democracy are welcome, including but not limited to:
Whether/how free media serve or harm democracy once they have been established. How to conceptualize and operationalize media’s contribution to democracy. What are potential indicators? How traditional and/or emerging media have (re)shaped democratic citizenship, particularly the way citizens obtain and share information and the way they participate in democratic decision making. How to (re)conceptualize freedom, democracy, and justice in the 21st century media and political environment. How to (re)conceptualize the watchdog, guard dog, and lapdog role of the press in the 21st century media and political environment. How new technology affects the principles of democratic journalism and the notion of freedom of the press. How market principles and competitions affect journalistic practices. The relationship between the media and the government and its potential consequences. How new democratic citizenship and changing media environment affect political campaigns and elections. The relationship between the media, political activism, and social movement. How to preserve freedom of expression and the public sphere in the new media environment. Private and public ownership of media organizations and implications for democracy. Unintended outcomes of new technologies (e.g., digital divide, fake news, data journalism, Virtual Reality, Artificial Reality, Mixed Reality) and implications for democracy. How social and mobile media have changed political communication and how traditional media can complement or compete with the newer forms of technology. The role of alternative and independent media outlets as they relate to democratic processes. Histories of media reform movements Media policies and regulations designed to arrange for democratic communication.
1. Deadline: All submissions must be made no later than Friday, April 13, 11:59 pm, EST, 2018. 2. Categories of Submissions: Two categories of submissions will be accepted: full papers (20 pages plus tables, figures, and references) or extended abstracts (4-5 pages plus references, tables, and figures), though full papers are preferred. Extended abstracts should contain literature review, research questions/hypothesis, method section, and findings. Abstracts only with literature review or research questions/hypotheses will not be considered. 3. Author Identification: Names and other information that may identify the author(s) should not appear anywhere in the paper other than on the cover page. 4. Cover page: The cover page should include the following information: Title, names of the authors, affiliations, mailing addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers. 5. Submission Method: All submissions should be in either MS Word or PDF format and sent by email to Seok Kang (firstname.lastname@example.org). 6. Selected papers will be assigned to either the 40th Anniversary Session (August 9) or the KACA-AEJMC Session (date TBD) for presentation. Papers that received the best reviews will be recognized in the sessions (for both the Anniversary Conference and AEJMC KACA Research Sessions).
Additional information about the KACA and the conference can be found at KACA website: www.thekaca.org/about-kaca/. For inquiries about this call, please contact the Program Committee:
Seok Kang (email@example.com), Seihill Kim (KIM96@mailbox.sc.edu), or Gi Woong Yun (firstname.lastname@example.org). ... See MoreSee Less