Call for Graduate and Undergraduate Papers
The IU Arts and Humanities Council is pleased to announce a call for papers for the K-pop Conference as part of Korea Remixed, a semester-long festival dedicated to celebrating the arts and humanities as essential components of global citizenship. The K-pop Conference will bring together scholars and fans from a range of disciplines to discuss the diverse aspects of K-pop music and its global audiences. The conference will be held February 24-25th, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana.
The planning committee is currently accepting proposals for individual papers roughly 15-20 minutes in length from Indiana University graduate and undergraduate students. Selected participants will receive a $200 stipend to support their work and will be presenting alongside renowned K-pop scholars from around the world.
Papers are welcome which explore all aspects of K-pop. We are especially interested in papers that address the following topics:
- The Power of Fandoms
- Idols, Fame and Celebrity
- Mental Health in the K-pop Industry
- Intersections of K-pop and Modern Technology
- The Politics/Diplomacy of K-pop
- K-pop and Activism
- K-pop as Youth Culture
- Fashion of K-pop
- Gender and K-pop
- K-pop’s Influence on the Music Industry
- The Musical Forms and Influences of K-pop
- Specific K-pop Bands and Artists
Proposals should include the following: the author’s name, year and department affiliation; a complete cv or resume; a titled abstract of 250-500 words; and the name/contact information of a faculty reference. The deadline for submissions is Monday, November 1, 2021. Proposals may be submitted to the Korea Remixed Planning Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include "K-Pop Paper Proposal" in the subject line.