Since the spring of 2017, the Indiana University Arts and Humanities Council has offered the university community a global festival focused on one culture. The Remixed festivals feature films, lectures, conferences, performances, exhibits, and book discussions dedicated to the global impact of one world culture. The Indiana University Libraries participates in each celebratory festival, remixing our collections to showcase our extraordinary books, films, audio, electronic, and other items of note from that one impactful culture. This year’s focus is Korea.
IU Libraries joins Korea Remixed festival
On January 27th, Remixing Our Collections: Selections from Korea will be an open house style event in the Herman B Wells Library Lobby and room E174. This event features IU collections from the Libraries and beyond, celebrating Korean art, culture, and scholarship. IU Libraries will also be offering free copies of Susan Choi's book The Foreign Student at this event, in anticipation of an upcoming book discussion.
Wednesday, February 2, brings the annual "Speak Volumes" book discussion - this year in virtual format. Held from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the discussion of Susan Choi’s book The Foreign Student will be led by IU East Asian Languages and Cultures Professor Susan Hwang. This first book by Choi, an award-winning novelist and professor of English at Yale, explores the relationship between two troubled young people, one from the American South and the other from Korea. Register for the event to receive the Zoom link.
Of course, Korea Remixed is a campus-wide, semester long celebration. Other events can be found on the Korea Remixed homepage. Beginning in January, there will be art exhibits in Fine Arts galleries, followed by Susan Choi and poet Cathy Park Hong (find her books in IUCAT) on stage at downtown Bloomington's Buskirk-Chumley Theater in February. There will be music and a music conference about K-Pop. Esteemed journalist Juju Chang will speak at the Media School, and a lecture on Korean historical linguistics and dialectology by Professor Ross King from the University of Columbia will be at the Gayle Karch Cook Center. There's something for everyone at Korea Remixed!