2006

Kyoung Lae Kang

Kang, Kyoung Lae

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Research Interests
  • Critical theory
  • memory studies
  • postcolonial theory
  • Korean and Asian cinema studies
Dissertation Project

“Guilt Cinema”

Publications and Presentations
  • “Embracing Postcolonial Potentiality: New Faces of Japanese Collaborators in Contemporary Korea,” in Spaces of Possibility: Korea, Japan, In, Between, and Beyond the Nation (eds.) Andrea Arai and Clark W. Sorensen, Center for Korean Studies Publication Series, University of Washington Press (Forthcoming, 2014)
  • “Narrating in the “Sonorous Envelope”: A Public Prosecutor and a Teacher (1948) and its Symbolism on Korean Modern Subjectivity,” Journal of Popular Film & Television, vol. 41(4) (Forthcoming, 2013)
  • “Maternal Face and Voice in A Public Prosecutor and a Teacher: Its Symbolism upon Korean Modern History,” the New York Conference on Asian Studies website (in conjunction with Marleigh Grayer Ryan Graduate Student Writing Prize)
  • “Reading Reality,” Book Review of Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture. Journal of Popular Film & Television, June 2006
  • “Guilt Cinema: Memory, Boundaries, and Ethical Criticism in Postcolonial Korea,” AAS-SSRC Dissertation Workshop Series, Rewriting History: Nationalism, Identity, and the Politics of the Past in Asia II, Philadelphia, PA, 2014.
  • “Between Two Deaths: Cinematic Memories of Comfort Women in Contemporary Korea,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago, IL, 2013.
  • “Embracing Postcolonial Potentiality: New Faces of Japanese Collaborators in Contemporary Korea,” Spaces of Possibility: Korea and Japan, In, Between, and Beyond the Nation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2012.
  • “Postcolonial Archive Fever and the Politics of Absence in Contemporary Korea,” AAS-SSRC Dissertation Workshop Series, Rewriting History: Nationalism, Identity, and the Politics of the Past in Asia, Toronto, Canada, 2012.
  • “Maternal Face and Voice in A Public Prosecutor and a Teacher: Its Symbolism upon Korean Modern History,” Association for Asian Studies, Honolulu, HI, 2011.
  • “Translated or (De)translated Narration: Considering the Korean Silent Film Era and the Cultural Transformation of Byunsa Lecturer,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Los Angeles, CA, 2010.
  • “Memory as Melodrama or Noir: Considering Korean Modern History in Peppermint Candy and Memories of Murder,” Visual Memories Conference at Syracuse University, 2008.
Fellowships, Grants and Awards
  • Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship, University of Rochester
  • Academy of Korean Studies Competitive Research Grant (AKS-2013- R00), Academy of Korean Studies
  • Dean of Graduate Studies Travel Fund Award, University of Rochester
  • AAS -SSRC Dissertation Workshop Series Fellowship, Association for Asian Studies & Social Science Research Council
  • Kyujanggak National Archive Dissertation Research Fellowship, Kyujanggak National Institute for Korean Studies, Seoul National University
  • Marleigh Grayer Ryan Graduate Student Writing Prize, New York Conference on Asian Studies
  • University Tuition Fellowship, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • Best Thesis of the Year, Korean Society for Journalism and Communication Studies
Teaching/Curatorial Experience
  • Course Taught: Asian Cinema and Music: A Comparative Perspective (Summer 2012)
  • Course Proposed: Femme Fatale Across Borders: from Hollywood to Asia (Summer 2014)