Length: 500 words, double-spaced.(250 words for each prompt x 2 =500 words)
1. Write a close analysis of the short film, Good Morning, Ronny.(https://youtu.be/-k5fm7-U-7c)You can choose to focus on any particular part(s) of the film, but try to be limit yourself to at most 3 issues. Additionally, please choose two from the list of concepts we have discussed and integrate your application of the two concepts into your reading of the film.
[In thinking about this particular short film, please also consider other films we have discussed, Banga Banga, Punch and The Container as a comparative background. But your essay should be on Good Morning, Ronny, if you wish or need to, with short references to these other films for comparison. However, comparison is not required and it is only optional. Please consider how this film revises certain problematic aspects of South Korean mainstream representations of the immigrant/migrant population.]
Some concepts: performative ethnicity / heroization of the main Korean character / pan-ethnic resistance and solidarity/ anti-Koreanism/ multiethnicization and hybridization of Korean culture or â€œKoreannessâ€/ home-making/ subimperial allegory/ multicultural and racial state.
2. Choosing only 1 from the list of music videos below, please write a close analysis. You are free to write about any aspect(s) of the music video, but please limit yourself to at most 3 issues. Additionally, please choose two from the list of concepts we have discussed and integrate your application of the two concepts into your reading of the music video.
[I have posted the links to YouTube videos on TritonEd. I have also posted links to additional versions with the English subtitles for those official videos without subtitles.]
Black Pink: Ddu du Ddu du(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PRZIjXtv-s)
Pop Asianism/ Pop nationalism/ utopian feelings of possibilityâ€™ showing what solutions â€˜feel likeâ€™ / manufactured versatile masculinity/ commodification of the male and female body/ gender bending/ pseudo-individualization/ girl power, pseudo empowerment or ambivalent empowerment/ post-feminism / racial/ethnic diversity and diversity marketing/ prosumer / techno-intimacy/ glamour / deconstruction of normativity that K-pop music videos represent in terms of class, gender, sexuality and race/ romantic and sexual choicesâ€ as product of political interpellation processes/â€˜white Asiansâ€™ / aspirational identification/ â€˜imagined mobilities imagined mobilities encompass the aural and the sensual in the molding of â€˜ambientâ€™ power/from cultural imperialism to cultural globalization (polycentric/decentered transnational cultural flow/influence)/ transculturation / homogenization of the form/grammar/structure and heterogenization of the content.