Casandra Chistinean was part of this year’s interdisciplinary conference titled “Situations 2022 – Global Content Provider: Korean Film and TV Drama Industry and Entertainment”.
“Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context” is an international print and online journal (indexed by SCOPUS) covering cultural studies in Asia and the Asian diaspora. This year’s event was chaired by Yonsei professors and head editors: Dr Rhee Suk Koo, Dr Peter Paik and Dr Terence Murphy.
The main aim of the conference was to bring together researchers to present and discuss topics on Korean content in the digital and globalised world, its development as well as its sustainability and to publish the results of their research in a collection of papers that presents new insights on the development in these fields.
Throughout the conference, topics such as the development of the South Korean K-dystopian genres, the emergence of online streaming platforms in South Korea, the melodramatic mundane, the export of the Korean Horror genre, aesthetic specifics of Korean content, the global impact of Korean entertainment in other regions of the world and others were discussed.
The key-note speakers were notable experts on the development and content of Korean film and media: Dr Suk-Young Kim (UCLA), Dr Jinhee Choi (King’s College London), Dr Hye Seung Chung (Colorado State University) and Dr Steve Choe (San Francisco State University).
The second aim of the conference was to create a network between the researchers to further the topic of Korean content within the globalized content within multiple disciplines in the academic field.
Casandra Chistinean’s contribution to the conference and publication was on the topic of the reflection of social discourses on career women in Korean Dramas of the last decade. The aim of the research and the focus of the discussion was the development of a methodology for film analysis as a tool of social sciences and the relevance of film for the reflection of social norms, values and beliefs.