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dc.contributor.authorLee, Jieun
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-23T04:30:15Z
dc.date.available2018-08-23T04:30:15Z
dc.date.issued2018-05
dc.identifier.otherlee_jieun_201805_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/lee_jieun_201805_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/38440
dc.description.abstractInspired by the recent growth of interest in the United States for Asian American drama and dramatists, this dissertation investigates nine contemporary Korean American theater and performance works that depict the diasporic experience and identity—works that also express Korean cultures, history, and memory both in the United States and South Korea. Rooted in the interdisciplinary realm (Theater and Performance Studies, Women’s Studies, Critical Adoption Studies, Asian American Studies, and Korean Studies), this study reveals how the Korean diaspora is configured, diversified, and complicated within performance spaces, as performing bodies remap the actual experience, history, and imagination of immigration as well as transnational adoption. My argument is that the performances of the Korean diaspora constitute a site of liminal belonging that not only transgresses the ethnic and national demarcations, but also transforms the politics of identity in the twenty-first century. Delving into the experiences of Korean diasporic families, women, and adoptees embodied in theater and performance, this research thus contends that liminal belonging of the Korean diaspora intersects with, and incorporates, the social constructs of race, class, gender, sexuality, citizenship, and kinship in such a way as to restructure and reimagine the meanings of society and community across the Pacific.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightsOn Campus Only Until 2020-05-01
dc.subjectTheater
dc.subjectPerformance
dc.subjectPlaywrights
dc.subjectStand-up Comedy
dc.subjectRitual-Performance
dc.subjectSite-Specific Performance
dc.subjectPhotography
dc.subjectAutobiographical Theater
dc.subjectAsian American
dc.subjectKorean American
dc.subjectKorean Diaspora
dc.subjectKoreanness
dc.subjectFamily
dc.subjectWomen
dc.subjectAdoptee
dc.subjectImmigration
dc.subjectTransnational Adoption
dc.subjectLiminal Belonging
dc.subjectUtopic Performativity
dc.subjectCommunity
dc.subjectBirth Search
dc.subjectReunion
dc.subjectRace
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectClass
dc.subjectCitizenship
dc.subjectKinship
dc.subjectLloyd Suh
dc.subjectDiana Son
dc.subjectJulia Cho
dc.subjectMargaret Cho
dc.subjectDohee Lee
dc.subjectMiru Kim
dc.subjectMarissa Lichwick
dc.subjectSun Mee Chomet
dc.subjectEric Sharp.
dc.titlePerforming the Korean diaspora
dc.title.alternativecontemporary theater and performance in the United States
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentTheatre and Film Studies
dc.description.majorTheatre
dc.description.advisorMarla Carlson
dc.description.committeeMarla Carlson
dc.description.committeeDavid Z. Saltz
dc.description.committeeFarley Richmond
dc.description.committeeEsther Kim Lee


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