The regular series of SOAS seminars was disrupted during 2020. While we look forward to seeing their 2021 programme, it’s great that the Scottish Centre for Korean Studies at the University of Edinburgh has stepped forward with a great series of talks for the first quarter of 2021. Talks are free, and conducted via Zoom. […]
- Hegemonic Mimicry: Korean Popular Culture of the Twenty-First Century, Duke University Press 2021
- Virtual Hallyu: Korean Cinema of the Global Era, Duke University Press 2011
- The Remasculinization of Korean Cinema, Duke University Press 2004
Here are some of the books we’re looking forward to in 2021. For the first time in one of these posts we’re flagging the indicative cost of the titles listed here. For me, I have a psychological barrier at around £30: a book has to be offering something pretty special for me to be prepared […]
Kyung Hyun Kim: Virtual Hallyu — Korean Cinema of the Global Era Duke University Press Books, 2011. 280pp On Planet Deleuze, a world in a parallel universe inhabited by hyper-intelligent philosophers, psychoanalysts and cultural studies scholars, Kyung Hyun Kim’s second book on Korean film will be voraciously devoured, as no doubt his previous book was. […]
I confess that I didn’t much enjoy Kyung Hyun Kim’s first book – The Remasculinization of Korean Cinema – but I’ll still be getting his new one, Virtual Hallyu – Korean Cinema of the Global Era, which is available from Amazon later this month.
Kyung Hyun Kim: The Remasculinization of Korean Cinema Duke University Press, 2004 This book is for a restricted academic readership only. I can empathise with the feeling of inadequacy, crisis and male lack which, according to Kim, plagues the majority of protagonists in Korean film (though there is a difference between me and them, namely […]