Gender and Sexuality in Korean Pop Culture




What can the songs of BTS and Blackpink, the TV-show “Squid Game,” and the films Parasite andKim Chi-yŏng: Born 1982 teach us about gender roles in contemporary Korea? What roles do writers, musicians, and filmmakers play in shaping our thinking about sex and gender? How do competing ideas about sex shape the current system of cinematic, television, and popular music genres? These questions will be explored through case studies of Korean popular media, while the course will simultaneously provide a broad introduction to the field of women, gender, and sexuality studies. Topics will include privilege, class, inequality, masculinity, femininity, eating disorders, beauty ideals, marriage, family relationships, reproductive rights, housework, intimacy, and violence against women.
Additional Information:
Faculty: TBA
Semester: Full Fall Term
Time: Monday, 12:00 - 2:45 pm