[Blueboard] Kritika Kultura Launches Issue 29

Department of English [LS] english.soh at ateneo.edu
Mon Sep 18 09:19:07 +08 2017

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary,
and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila
University, is launching its 29th issue on Sept. 21, 2017, 5:00 p.m. to
6:30 p.m., at Faber Hall 101, Ateneo de Manila University. The launch,
followed by a simple reception, is open to the public.

KK 29 features essays by Adam Lifshey on the intersections of American
empire and American feminism via literature by Filipinas in Spanish;
Ricardo G. Abad on how theater, particularly the Five Arts Centre of
Malaysia, interrogates a nation that preaches racial harmony, on the one
hand, yet practices racial inequality, on the other; Laurence Marvin
Castillo  on  the development of the giant monster genre in film in
relation to postwar geopolitics; Paulus Sarwoto on the literary
representation of *Gestapu, Gestok or G 30 S PKI* in Indonesia through the
works of vernacular writer, Umar Kayam; and Mark John Sanchez on local and
international political issues within Philippine based grassroots
opposition to the Marcos dictatorship.

The Forum Kritika on “The Globalization and Localization of Hallyu” is
guest edited by Ingyu Oh. The section features an introduction to the
essays by Oh. Essays in the forum are: Wonho Jang and Jung Eun Song’s take
on the potential of the webtoon as new Korean wave in the process of
glocalization; Ute Fendler on Hip-Hop from South Korea; Paolo Laforgia and
Keith Howard’s reading of K-Idol, Amber Liu’s contribution in the changing
of the feminine ideal in the K-Pop world; Ingyu Oh’s take on the Hallyu
Fandom in Indonesia (with reference to Palestine); Suwan Kim on the new
Korean Wave in the Middle East and its influence in Medical Tourism in
Korea; Weibo Ye and Sou Hwan Kang on the survival of SM Entertainment in
the Chinese market; Hee-chul Sim, Soel-ah Kim and Byung-min Lee on the
K-Pop Strategy from the view point of cultural hybridity and the tradition
of Gwangdae and Ki-Duk Kim and Sang-Joon Bae on Hallyu and Korea’s
traditional culture.

The Monograph Section features Joseph Ching Velasco’s reading of Charlson
Ong’s speculative fiction and Christian Jil Benitez’s preliminary *dalumat*
 (deconstruction) of the notion of bayan.

The Literary Section features authors whose works open new possibilities in
literary form and approach. The contributors in the literary section are
Gabriela Lee and Gabrielle Leung.

Kritika Kultura is acknowledged by a host of Asian and Asian American
Studies libraries and scholarly networks, and indexed in the MLA
International Bibliography, Thomson Reuters (ISI), Scopus, EBSCO, and the
Directory of Open Access Journals. For inquiries about submission
guidelines and future events, visit http://journals.ateneo.edu/ojs/kk/ or
email kk.soh at ateneo.edu.

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