11 November 2013

DESCRIPTION OF CONFERENCE


EURKOREA 2013

A CONFERENCE ON
European Perspectives of Korea

Trinity College Dublin 

(Trinity Long Room Hub: 
Arts and Humanities Research Institute)

7th to 9th November 2013

·       Description
The prevalent objective of this conference is to develop knowledge about how Korea is seen from Europe, but also on how a number of European cultural and social aspects are seen from Korea. Other aims are related to this central objective. The conference should promote intercultural communication, and should additionally bring together a number of academics interested in Korean cultural and social features. Various fields of academic competence should be stimulated through the project - such as linguistics, literature, political science, sociology, diplomatic relations, studies on Orientalism and Occidentalism, war studies, and women studies. The event is scheduled for November 8th and 9th, 2013(preceded by an afternoon registration on the 7th). The event will be hosted by Trinity College Dublin, and held in Trinity Long Room Hub: Arts and Humanities Research Institute. The conference convenors are Roberto Bertoni (Associate Professor of Italian) and Lorna Carson (Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics). Two keynote speakers have been invited. The Friday keynote speaker is Prof. In-Jin Yoon (Dept of Sociology, Korea University). The Saturday keynote speaker is Prof. Maurizio Riotto (Università Orientale, Naples). Korean writer Jia Jeong will give a paper and a reading in the Saturday closing session. 

·       Papers
Thank you to all those who sent titles and abstracts. The deadline has now expired and no new entries will be accepted. 
Thank you also to all those who have accepted to chair sessions.
Papers for the conference should be 20 minute duration, but keynote lectures are 45 minutes.

·   Presenters.
  We ask presenters with PowerPoint slides or other electronic materials to bring these on a memory stick rather than on a laptop. We will load all presentations on the main computer in the lecture theatre before the sessions. Please pre-load any slides or other materials onto the main computer in the lecture theatre before the first sessions in the morning and during the coffee breaks for later sessions. This is to avoid unnecessary delays between papers.   

·       Chairs
1.    Please ensure you are in the lecture theatre at least 10 minutes before commencement of the first presentation - it is vital we begin each session on time.
2.    We will have asked presenters to pre-load any slides or other materials onto the main computer in the lecture theatre before the first sessions in the morning and during the coffee breaks for later sessions. This is to avoid unnecessary delays between papers.
3.    Some of you will be speaking in the session where you are the Chair.
4.    Speaker biographies are in the programme. At the beginning of the session, please just introduce the speakers by name and presentation topic (in the programme), there is no need to necessarily provide further biographical details as the audience can read these details.
5.    There will be cards on the main table to show speakers when they have 5 minutes remaining and when to stop. Please use these cards, and keep to the schedule as outlined in the programme. It is important to allow time for questions and discussions as well, so we kindly ask you to please help control the time.
6.    There will be water in the room for you and the speakers.

·       Programme. Please click here.

·     Registration. Please consult the section on Registration in this site in order to register.

·   Practical advice to participants on arrival and during their stay in Dublin - please use this link

10 November 2013

PHOTO DIARY

Pictures taken during the Conference are in our Facebook site. Click here to see them.


09 November 2013

PROGRAMME


Thursday, November 7th

16 to 18.30 / Trinity Long Room Hub Entrance Hall / Registration and welcome (Co-ordination of Registration desk and volunteers: Eunjee Do, Trinity College Dublin).

16 to 18.30 / Ideas Space / Photographic exhibition offered by the Korean Embassy in Ireland.
(The exhibition will remain in place for the duration of the conference).

18.30 / Social event
Meet outside the “Trinity Long Room Hub: Arts and Humanities Institute”. There will be an informal Irish literary pub crawl, where delegates can have something to eat at their own expense, and also visit a few of these famous literary pubs in close proximity to Trinity College.


Friday, November 8th

9 to 13 / Trinity Long Room Hub Entrance Hall / Registration and welcome
(Co-ordination of Registration desk and volunteers: Eunjee Do, Trinity College Dublin).

9 to 9.20 / Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre / Opening addresses
(5 minutes each):
- Roberto Bertoni (EurKorea 2013).
- Lorna Carson (EurKorea 2013).
- Sinéad Ryan (Director of Internationalization, Trinity College Dublin).
- Hae-yun Park (Ambassador of the Republic of Korea).

9.20 to 10 / Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre / Opening paper
(20 minutes followed by 20 minute discussion):
- Kevin N. Cawley (Director of the Irish Institute for Korean Studies, University College Cork), “Korea’s Contribution to the History of Ideas in East Asia”.

10 to 11.30 / Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre / Papers / Chair: Kevin O’Rourke. (Each paper 20 minutes followed by 10 minute discussion):
- Dong-No Kim (Yonsei University, Seoul), “Korea intellectuals’ acceptance of European economics in the early modern period”.
- Yongnam Park (All Hallows College, Dublin City University), “Comparative perspectives on Western and Korean self-portraits. Study cases: Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Kang Sehwang, and Koh Huidong”.
- Kevin O’Rourke (Columban Father, Kyunghee University, Seoul), “Aston”.

11.30 to 12 / Ideas Space / Coffee break

12 to 13 / Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre / First keynote lecture / Chair: Roberto Bertoni. (45 minute lecture, followed by discussion):
In-Jin Yoon (Korea University), “Is multiculturalism valid for South Korea: Multiculturalism discourse and policy in South Korea”.

13 to 14.30 / Lunch break

14.30 to 15.30 / Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre / Papers / Chair: Amalya Ashman (Emily Ashman). (Each paper 20 minutes followed by 10 minute discussion):
- Amalya Ashman (Emily Ashman) (La Trobe University, Australia). “The challenges of post-Jungian analysis of han () in South Korean cinema”.
- Johan Henrik Pajupuu (Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn), “Strong Capable Women in Contemporary South Korean Romantic Comedies”.

15.30 to 16 / Ideas Space / Coffee break

16 to 17 / Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre / Scorci di Corea - Glimpses of Korea: A collective volume / Chair: Melita Cataldi (Turin University and Trauben Turin). (10 minutes for each presentation, followed by a collective 10 minute discussion):
- Melita Cataldi (Turin University and Trauben Turin).
- Roberto Bertoni (Trinity College Dublin).
- Lorna Carson (Trinity College Dublin).
- Kevin N. Cawley (University College Cork).
- Maurizio Riotto (Università degli Studi “L’Orientale”, Naples).

17 to 18 / Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre / Path to glory / Chair: Lorna Carson:
- Brendan MacHale (Columban Father), “Path to glory: a documentary on the Catholic Church in Korea”.

18 to 19.30 / Ideas Space / Reception offered by the Korean Embassy in Ireland


Saturday, November 9th

9 to 10.30 / Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre / Papers / Chair: Ken Hun Mok.
(Each paper 20 minutes followed by 10 minute discussion):
- Lorna Carson (Trinity College Dublin), “English language learning in South Korea: Social, educational and economic significance”.
- Matjaz Ursic (University of Ljubljana), “The role of traditional marketplaces in post-industrial city – A comparative analysis of influences of urban regeneration in Korea and Europe”.
- K. Hun Mok (Trinity College Dublin), “Korean Immigrant Experiences in America and in Ireland: Breaking the vicious cycle of ethnic patterns”.

10.30 to 11 / Ideas Space / Coffee break

11 to 12.30 / Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre / Papers / Chair: Daniel Jong Schwekendiek. (Each paper 20 minutes followed by 10 minute discussion):
- Byul Ryan-Im (University of Durham), “Korean unification: Can the EU break the status quo?
- Paul Pryce (Atlantic Council of Canada), “The Other Korea: Prospects for Peace or for Proliferation?
- Daniel Jong Schwekendiek (Academy of East Asian Studies, Sungkyunkwan University), “A Look at Korea through a Popular News Magazine Published in (West) Germany”.

12.30 to 13.30 / Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre / Second keynote lecture / Chair: Lorna Carson (Trinity College Dublin). (45 minute lecture, followed by discussion):
Maurizio Riotto (University of Naples, “L’Orientale”), “When Poets Become Sorcerers: The Cases of Virgil and Ch’oe Ch’iwŏn”.

13.30 to 15 / Lunch break

15 to 15.20 / Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre / Papers / Chair: Kevin O’Rourke. (20 minutes for a virtual paper):
- Sang Sook Jeon (Yonsei University, Seoul), Transplanting European Modern Social Sciences in East Asia: The Case of Bluntschli’s Staatslehre”. (Virtual presentation to be read by Kevin O’Rourke).

15.20 to 16 / Ideas Space / Coffee break

16 to 17.30 / Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre / Papers / Chair: Ilgu Kim. (Each paper 20 minutes followed by 10 minute discussion):
- Hyunhee Song and Kiyoung Hong (Hannam University, Deajeon), “Celtic culture in Mabinogi”.
- John O’Brien (Dalkey Archive), “The Korean publication project at Dalkey Archive Press”.
- Ilgu Kim, Kiho Song, and Yungsheng Zhao (Hannam University, Deajeon), “Isabella Bird and Margaret Drabble’s Transcultural Writing”.

17.30 to 18 / Ideas Space / Coffee break

18 to 19.30 / Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre /
A public reading hosted by EURKOREA 2013 in association with the CENTRE FOR LITERARY TRANSLATION (Trinity College Dublin) / Chair: Sarah Smyth (CLT).
Writer Jia Jeong (Chung-Ang University, Seoul) will talk about her work.
A bilingual reading from Jia Jeong’s short stories will follow. Readers: Jia Jeong, K. Hun Mok, Brendan MacHale, and Sarah Smyth.

19.30 to 19.40 / Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre / Conclusive remarks on EurKorea 2013 by Roberto Bertoni and Lorna Carson.

20: Conference dinner
Truman’s Restaurant (within Buswell’s Hotel, 23-25 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2).