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CONTACT: Matthew Nehmer
September 23, 2002
CINEMA THE TOPIC OF GW’s 9th ANNUAL
HAHN MOO-SOOK COLLOQUIUM IN
THE KOREAN HUMANITIES
annual Hahn Moo-Sook (HMS) Colloquium in the Korean Humanities under the
and Context of Korean Cinema: Crossing Borders,” sponsored
by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and the Sigur
Center for Asian Studies of The George Washington University, in
cooperation with the Cultural and Information Service of the Embassy of
the Republic of Korea and the Freer Gallery of Art of the
Smithsonian Institution, which presents
five recent Korean films. For details, visit www.asia.si.edu/programs/crossing.htm.
two main speakers are Professor Hyangsoon Yi of the University of
Georgia Department of Comparative Literature, who will speak about the
innovative films old masters have produced; and Professor Chris Berry
of the Film Studies and Dramatic Art Department at the University of
California, Berkeley, who will discuss Korean cinema’s success story. Director Park Chul Soo, one
of the two major directors whose work will be discussed, will respond.
Discussants are Ranjan Chhibber, assistant professor of
honors and film studies and Harvey B. Feigenbaum, associate dean of
the Elliott School of International Affairs and professor of political
science and international affairs at GW, and Peter Yoonsuk Paik,
assistant professor of comparative literature at the University of
Saturday, October 26,
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The George Washington
Media and Public Affairs Building, Room 309
21st Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
Free and open to the public, but
space is limited and reservations are required. Please
contact Dr. Young-Key Kim-Renaud at (202) 994-7106,
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
further details on the Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities, please
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