“Staging Korea” colloquium in Washington DC Nov 4-5 2011

“Staging Korea: Korean Theatre in Search of New Aesthetics”

The 19th Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities

at George Washington University, Washington, DC

November 4-5, 2011



RSVP to get free lunch


Film screening of the foremost South Korean playwright and director Oh Tae-suk’s award-winning The Tempest (with English subtitles) —


4-6 pm this Friday 11/4 in the Harry Hardin Auditorium in GWU’s Elliott School of International Affairs

1957 E Street, NW

Washington, DC 20052


To be followed by a one-day colloquium 9 am – 3:30 pm on Saturday 11/5 in the same venue.


Conference poster —



Conference program —



Film screening poster —


The colloquium’s featured speakers are:

  • Ah-jeong Kim, California State University, Northridge
  • Suk-Young Kim, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Esther Kim Lee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Oh Tae Suk, Mokhwa Repertory Company, Seoul
  • Chan E. Park, Ohio State University
  • Alexander Huang, George Washington University
  • Richard Nichols, Penn State University

The Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium series provides a forum for academic discussion of Korean humanities in the context of East Asia and the world. The series was created by an endowment established by the estate of Hahn Moo-Sook, one of Korea’s most honored writers, to uphold her spirit of openness, curiosity, and commitment to education. The 19th HMS colloquium is co-sponsored by GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Institute for Ethnographic Research, Department of East Asian Languages and Litereatures and of Theatre and Dance, Film Studies Program, and Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute (MEMSI); the Korean Embassy; and the Korea Foundation. For more information about the colloquium, email Dr. Kim-Renaud, kimrenau@gwu.edu


Co-convened by Young-Key Kim-Renaud, Richard Grinker, Kirk Larsen, and Alexander Huang