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Graduate Lecture Series Talk: “The Korean Demilitarized Zone as a Speculative Landscape”

January 28, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


The Graduate Lecture Series’ spring line-up begins on January 28 with PhD Candidate Adhy Kim, who will be presenting a talk on “The Korean Demilitarized Zone as a Speculative Landscape.”

Kim’s talk will examine the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) as a speculative landscape for Korean American writers, namely Don Mee Choi and Andy Choi, to creatively re-interpret Korean historical memory in order to re-think the impasse of national division. Ultimately, he argues, this reflects that Korean American writers are revitalizing the concept of minjung in the twenty-first century.