Welcome to the Conference
Politics of Public SpaceAt the University of Pennsylvania
November 11-12, 2011
Call for Papers
CFP: Comparative Perspectives: Politics of Public Space in Korea
Dates: November 11-12, 2011
This conference will provide an opportunity to reassess and reconfigure existing frameworks regarding public action (by individuals and groups) through papers that advance our understanding of the role of public space in Korean society and culture. Social sciences and humanities scholars who are interested in Korea or in Korea in the region are welcome to submit papers situated in contemporary or historical time periods. Interested participants are encouraged to draw from and discuss recent innovations in their respective fields with respect to time, space and identity formation in public spaces.
Submissions are encouraged that address at least one of the following themes: ‘public’ and ‘private’; memorialization and ritual; identity and temporality; security and stability; socio-structural transformation; institutional actors. Papers that depart from classic state-society dichotomies are particularly welcome.
Submit paper proposals (maximum 250 words) by September 16, 2011, to Saeyoung Park (firstname.lastname@example.org). Notification of acceptance will be sent on September 19. Selected presenters must submit papers of 12-15 pages by October 18. All papers are pre-circulated. Papers by junior faculty and advanced graduate students are especially welcome.
This conference is made possible with funding from the Academy of Korean Studies, as well as the generous support of the James Joo-Jin Kim Korean Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. The organizers are Nicholas Harkness (Harvard University) and Saeyoung Park (University of Pennsylvania).
Direct all queries to Saeyoung Park at email@example.com.
List of AbstractsForthcoming
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