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Cursing at the Screen Yet Can't Look Away: Watching Korean TV Drama

Bonnie Tilland, University of Washington
Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Seattle Asian Art Museum, Stimson Auditorium
1400 E Prospect St, Seattle, WA ‎98112 - Google Map

Bonnie Tilland, University of Washington, discusses how in recent years South Korean television serials, or "dramas," have gained legions of loyal fans across Asia, and even in far away Europe, the Middle East, and North America. Though sometimes dismissed by critics as excessively melodramatic, inaccurate (in the case of historical dramas), and formulaic, this lecture will explore the power of the "Korean drama," both in its natural habitat and for viewers abroad.

Part of the Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas' "Love, Loss and Longing" Saturday University Lecture Series at the Seattle Asian Art Museum.
Presented in partnership with the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies and the Elliott Bay Book Company.