• “Beyond the Catastrophic Origins of the Korean DMZ” / "The Human Rights of a No-Man's Land"

    Author(s):
    Seo-Young Chu (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Subject(s):
    Korea, Ecocriticism, Law, Environmentalism
    Item Type:
    Video essay
    Tag(s):
    dmz, Korean War, personhood, nature, Anthropomorphism, Poetry and new media
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/9hky-ge60
    Abstract:
    Title of presentation: “Beyond the Catastrophic Origins of the Korean DMZ.” Name of presenter: Seo-Young Chu Conference: Catastrophe and Community: The Eighth Annual Queens College English Graduate Conference, Queens College, CUNY Summary: The Korean DMZ, once a gash across the peninsula, has over the decades transformed into a lush ecological sanctuary. Endangered species now find refuge in its mountains, its estuaries, its meadows, its wetlands. As a no-man’s-land, the DMZ remains untouched by human beings — but for how long? Now is the time to devise strategies for protecting the DMZ from real estate developers and other possible sources of environmental and geomantic trauma. One strategy that might work: Grant personhood to the Korean DMZ. Relevant links: https://medium.com/@seoyoungjchu/the-human-rights-of-a-no-mans-land-3774b7299b2b https://catastrophe.commons.gc.cuny.edu/schedule/ https://www.rightsofrivers.org/#declaration https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20200319-the-new-zealand-river-that-became-a-legal-person https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/30/saving-the-whanganui-can-personhood-rescue-a-river #Korea #KoreanWar #DMZ #DemilitarizedZone #KoreanDMZ #Personhood #Ecocriticism #ClimateLyricism #Whanganui #WhanganuiRiver #Wildlife #Endangered #Rights #EnvironmentalPersonhood #Ecological #Sanctuary
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