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Factory Girl Literature: Sexuality, Violence and Representation in Industrializing Korea

Date: 10/22/2012

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: 125 Nolte Center for Continuing Education

Cost: Free

Description:

Factory Girl Literature: Sexuality, Violence and Representation in Industrializing Korea - Presentation by Ruth Barraclough.

Korea’s twentieth-century industrialization saw millions of women and girls leave country towns to generate a series of manufacturing booms. Ruth Barracloght will discuss Korean industrial literature to show how the factory girl became an archetypal figure, travelling across time and genres from the 1920s to the 1990s. Combining in her person a compelling mix of sexual vulnerability and political potential, the factory girl became a crucial figure in modern Korean literature for the way she embodied the violence of industrial life.

 Ruth Barraclough is Assistant Professor in Korean Studies and Gender and Cultural Studies at the Australian National University. Her book Factory Girl Literature: Sexuality, Violence and Representation in Industrialising Korea, has just been published by University of California Press.

Contact:

  • Name: Institute for Advanced Study
  • E-mail: ias@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-626-5054
  • Sponsored by: Institute for Advanced Study, Imagine Fund, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, Global Studies, English, Asian Languages & Literatures

Parking:

Parking is available at the Fourth Street ramp and in the Church Street garage. Reciprocal contract parking in the Fourth Street ramp is available for those with contracts on the west bank or on the Saint Paul campus.

 

More information: http://www.ias.umn.edu/

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact the IAS at 626-5054 or ias@umn.edu.

 

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