Mothering Disability In the Midst of the Compulsion, Prohibition, and ...

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The Korean Studies Lecture
/Performer

Series Presents


“Mothering Disability

In the Midst of

the
Compulsion, Prohibition, and Exploitation of Reproduction”


Eunj
ung

Kim

Assistant Professor

of Gender and Women’s Studies

University of
Wisconsin
-
Madison


Thursday, May 10
, 2012

Sequoia Hall 147

4:00
-
5
:30 pm





This

talk will examine key debates and literary and filmic imaginations of three historical moments in
modern Korean history


the 1930s, the
early 1970s, and the late 1990s through 2000s. These debates
and cultural representations about them center around regulating the motherhood of disabled women
through legally sanctioned involuntary sterilization, the construction of marriage qualification
s, the
exploitation of reproductive ability, and the medical genetic engineering.

Professor
Kim’s

research interests include historical and cultural fa
ctors that shape disabled women’
s
experiences in South Korea; the politics of cultural representations of disability, gender, and sexuality;
transnational disability studies theories; and asexuality representations.

She is the author of various
articles on these topics, including “Asexu
ality in Disability Narratives,”
Sexualities

14:4 (2011): 479
-
49;
“‘Heaven for Disabled People’: Nationalism and International Human Rights Imagery,”
Disability and
Society

26:1 (2011): 93
-
106; and “The Melodrama of Virginity and Sex Drive: The Gendered Di
scourse
of ‘the Sexual Oppression of Disabled People’ and Its ‘Solutions,’”
Sexuality Research and Social Policy

7:4 (2010): 334
-
347. Professor Kim

is currently working on a
book
-
length

cultural
history of disabled
women in Korea.

She is the

recipient of

the AAUW International Dissertation Fellowship, the Future of
Minority Studies postdoctoral fellowship at University of Michigan
-
Ann Arbor, and the Vulnerability
Studies postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University.

At UW
-
Madison, Professor Kim

is a membe
r of

the
Disability Studies Cluster and
is
affiliated with Center for Visual Cultures and
the
Center for East Asian
Studies.

The Korean Studies Lecture
/Performer

Series is sponsored by gran
ts from the Korea Foundation,

the Office of the
Dean, D
ivision of A
rts and Humanities and School of International Relations and Pacific Studies.