PCA 2015 in New Orleans

I am currently preparing for PCA 2015 in New Orleans and I hope to share my field notes from a variety of pop culture related presentations!

I also hope to meet lots of new scholars so please, if you stumble upon my site, please feel free to connect me with me after the conference.

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The #selfie in South Korea

Response: Smith and Watson and #selfie in South Korea.

via Response: Smith and Watson and #selfie in South Korea.

Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson’s characteristics of the “autobiographical subject” can be applied to the use of selfies in photo sharing apps such as Instagram to construct a narrative bound in cultural beauty standards. Recent news has stated that 70.14% or 35,000,000 people of the South Korean population owns a smartphone. Continue reading