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August 18, 2003

CONTACT:
Matthew Nehmer: (202) 994-6467; nehmer@gwu.edu

KOREAN AMERICAN LITERATURE THE TOPIC OF GW’s 10th ANNUAL
HAHN MOO-SOOK COLLOQUIUM IN THE KOREAN HUMANITIES
OCTOBER 24 - 25

EVENT:    
Tenth annual Hahn Moo-Sook (HMS) Colloquium in the Korean Humanities under the theme, “One Hundred Years of Korean American Literature,” in recognition of the 2003 Korean American Centennial Commemoration. This year’s colloquium is sponsored by The George Washington University’s Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and Sigur Center for Asian Studies, in cooperation with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program (APAP) and National Museum of American History. 

AGENDA:  
Friday, October 24, 2003, 6:30 p.m.
Carmichael Auditorium, National Museum of American History
12th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Readings by Elaine Kim, foremost Korean American and Asian American literary scholar, University of California, Berkeley; Nora Okja Keller author of Comfort Woman and Fox Girl; Heinz Inzu Fenkl, author of Memories of My Ghost Brother and Kori, the first Korean American anthology; and Don Lee, author of Ploughshares and editor, Yellow: Stories.

Saturday, October 25, 2003, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (9 a.m. registration)
The George Washington University
1957 E Street, NW, Room B12
Discussants: Patricia Pei-Chang Chu, associate professor of English at GW and
You-Me Park, adjunct assistant professor of English at Georgetown University.

COST: 
Free and open to the public, but space is limited and reservations are required.
Please contact Young-Key Kim-Renaud at (202) 994-7106, korea@gwu.edu.

BACKGROUND: 

 The HMS Colloquium in the Korean Humanities Series at GW provides a forum for academic discussion of Korean arts, history, language, literature, thought and religious systems in the context of East Asia and the world. The colloquium series is made possible by an endowment established by the estate of Hahn Moo-Sook, one of Korea’s most honored writers, in order to uphold her spirit of openness, curiosity and education. 

For further details on the Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities, please visit www.gwu.edu/~eall/special/.
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