Eilin Rafael Pérez
PhD Student, Department of History
“The Half-Life of Sovereignty: The DPRK and the Thirteenth World Festival of Youth and Students”
Thursday, February 8th, 3-5 PM
John Hope Franklin Room [SSB 224]
Discussant: Alex Murphy [PhD Student, East Asian Languages and Civilizations]
Please join the East Asia: Transregional Histories workshop in welcoming Eilin Pérez as he presents his work-in-progress, titled “The Half-Life of Sovereignty: The DPRK and the Thirteenth World Festival of Youth and Students.” He has provided the following abstract:
This paper explores the rhetorical and visual representations of youth culture deployed by the DPRK at the Thirteenth World Festival of Youth and Students in 1989, and argues that the state marshaled the language of solidarity alongside the mentions of the everyday towards asserting its own transnational pedagogy of sovereignty.
Eilin’s paper can be found at this post.
As always, first-time attendees are welcome. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.
If you have any questions or require assistance to attend, please contact Spencer Stewart at email@example.com or Robert Burgos at firstname.lastname@example.org