"Bungee Jumping of Their Own" (2001) // directed by Dae-seung Kim


Monday, September 19, 2011, 4:15pm to 6:00pm


Porté Seminar Room (S250), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Korean Cinematheque: Male Affections: Re-Gendering Korean Masculinity

People Involved:
Introduction by Dima David Mironenko-Hubbs, Ph.D. Candidate in East Asian Languages & Civilizations, Harvard University
Discussant: Ju Yon Kim, Assistant Professor of English, Harvard University

This series seeks to examine how society defines Korean masculinity and how contemporary Korean men struggle to break free of social norms and expectations. Five select films problematize the notion of contemporary Korean masculinity in the wake of South Korea’s democratization in the 1990s through artistic visions of individual directors of the New Korean Cinema. The program makes an attempt to elicit a more complex understanding of male subjectivity and identity as a result of multiple negotiations within rapidly changing Korean culture and society.