Professor Suzy Kim from Rutgers University will present her talk entitled “Behind the Iron Curtain: Cold War Women in North Korea.” The talk will take place at Worcester State University on Tues, April 16 starting at 11:30 in Sheehan 109. For more information, please contact Martin Fromm at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Title: Behind the Iron Curtain: Cold War Women in North Korea
Description: While North Korea’s authoritarian system is generally
characterized as a paternalistic order, it is complemented by maternal affect that elicits love and loyalty for the leaders. In effect, women proved to be the primary cultural icons, and feminine tropes became models for emulation throughout society. Situating North Korea in the broader frame of socialist feminisms, this presentation explores how alternative femininities became markers of ideal citizens in the name of state feminism that professed equality for the sexes. Through a foray into a cultural history of the Cold War from films to stage performances, the talk aims to apprehend the diverse strategies to deal with the ‘woman question’ in North Korea.
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