Media Cultural Politics and the Politics of Sympathy - Queen Seondeok

@inproceedings{KeySook2016MediaCP,
  title={Media Cultural Politics and the Politics of Sympathy - Queen Seondeok},
  author={Choe Key-Sook},
  year={2016}
}
In this paper I reveal the mutual interaction between drama, history, and reality, and analyze the cultural operating principle of “the political.” I achieve this by analyzing the narrative of, and viewer reactions to, the television drama Queen Seondeok, which serves as a prominent example of popular K-drama culture in 21 st century Korea. First, I explain that conspiracy theory forms the core of the Queen Seondeok narrative arc, showing how it creates a shared bond of sympathy both with and… CONTINUE READING