Call for Papers – The 7th Korean Screen Cultures Conference (KSCC 2018), University of Helsinki, May 24-25


University of Helsinki, Finland, is pleased to host the 7th Korean Screen Cultures Conference supported by the Korea Foundation. This follows successful conferences previously held at: SOAS, the University of London (2012 & 2013), Sheffield Hallam University (2014), the University of Copenhagen (2015), King’s College (2016), and mostly recently Universität Hamburg (2017).

The conference aims to critically engage with some of the most important issues that have affected contemporary Korean screen culture. We welcome proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of Korean screen culture, including but not limited to: Korean cinema – North and South, past and present; video games; production, distribution & reception of film, television, and K-pop music videos; and the transnational and intermedial aesthetics of Korean screen culture such as the impacts of the Korean Wave (Hallyu), transnational and intermedial adaptations, co-productions, collaborations, and various intermedia practices. Papers on other forms and interpretations of Korean screen culture will also be considered.

KSCC 2018 is organized by a committee comprised of Dr. Andrew Jackson (Monash University), Dr. Barbara Wall (Copenhagen University) and Dr. Andrew Logie (Helsinki University).

The organizers will make an effort to provide funding for accommodation and/or economy travel expenses to selected presenters whose papers have been accepted.

Recognising Helsinki accommodation can become quickly booked up in May, we hope to provide bookings at the Töölö Towers residence for visiting scholars. The cost is around 105-128 euros per night.

In your proposal, please indicate:

1) Whether you would require travel/accommodation support
2) Whether you would wish to stay at Töölö Towers or make your own accommodation arrangements.

The deadline for proposals is February 15, 2018.
Applicants will be notified of the result by March 5.
A complete paper of 5,500 – 6,000 words should be sent by May 1.

Proposal format:

In your proposals – both for individual papers and panel proposals – please include your name, institutional affiliation, the title of the paper, an abstract of 300 words, and a 50-100 word biography of the author.

Please submit your proposal as a WORD doc file. Note that PDFs will not be accepted or considered.

The file name should follow the format: “KSCC2018 <SURNAME> abstract” (e.g. ‘KSCC2018 JACKSON abstract’). In the case of a panel use the surname of the chief organizer followed by ‘panel X’ with X being the number of participants (e.g. ‘KSCC2018 WALLpanel3 abstract’)

Please send the abstract as an email attachment to Dr. Andrew Logie at:

The email subject should be the same as the file name.

All applicants will receive an email confirmation for receipt of their abstract within 5 working days. If you do not receive confirmation, please email.

For all enquiries, contact Dr. Andrew Logie at the above email.