West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
WVU Parkersburg Humanities Speakers Series to host Korean traditional music lecture/workshop.
CONTACT: Nancy Nanney, chair of Humanities Division, 304-424-8361.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A noted expert on Korean traditional music will present a lecture/demonstration/workshop on Tuesday, September 13, at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
Dr. Chan E. Park, associate professor of Korean language, literature and performance studies at Ohio State University, will present "Korean Traditional Music Today: P'Ansori" at 7:30 p.m. in the college theatre (Room 1305).
The program is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. The presentation is being hosted by the college's Humanities Speakers Series.
P’ansori is a dynamic rhythmic musical form that combines song, drumming and storytelling. Park's research focuses on the performance of the dynamic Korean story-singing tradition. She is especially interested in p’ansori performance in transnational contexts, as well as related oral narrative/lyrical/dramatic traditions and their role in the shaping of modern Korean theatre. She has published extensively on the theory and practice of oral narrative forms and their interdisciplinary connection with the arts and humanities as a whole, including her recent monograph, Voices from the Straw Mat: Toward an Ethnography of Korean Singing. She has presented numerous lectures, seminars, workshops, and performances of p’ansori – locally, nationally, and internationally. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii.
Partial funding for this event has been provided by The Korea Society. Additional information is available by contacting the college's Humanities Division Office, 424-8301.