Paik, Peter Y. [on leave]

Associate Professor


PhD, Cornell University

Courses Taught

CompLit 461 - Film-Fiction Interaction: The New South Korean Cinema

Research and Teaching Interests

Theology and Political
Science fiction, anime, and the graphic novel
Political philosophy
World cinema
Apocalypse and the Experience of the Extreme
Tragedy and Theodicy
Evil in Literature and Film

Selected Publications

Paik, P. Y. (2016, September). The Death of Horror: On Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Cure. Murphy, T. P. (Ed.). Situations, 9(2), 67-81.
Paik, P. Y. (2016, March). A Tale Humans Cannot Tell: On Jin-Roh: The Wolf-Brigade. Herhuth, E. (Ed.). Animation, 11(1), 108-122.
Paik, P. Y. (2015, September). A Kindly Apocalypse: Philip Rieff and the Endgame of the Therapeutic. The Journal of English Language and Literature, 61(3), 433-458.
Paik, P. Y. (2015, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Apocalypse of the Therapeutic: The Death of Desire in The Cabin in the Woods. Cowdell, S., Fleming, C., & Hodge, J. (Eds.). Mimesis, Movies, and Media: Violence, Desire, and the Sacred, Volume 3, 3, 105-116. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic.
Paik, P. Y., & Wiesner-Hanks, M. (2013, June). Debt: Ethics, the Environment, and the Economy. Paik, P. Y., & Wiesner-Hanks, M. E. (Eds.). , 242. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
Paik, P. Y. (2013, March). “The Master Who Mistook Himself for a Monster: Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy and the Artifice of History”. Korean Association of Literature and Film (Ed.). The Journal of Literature and Film, 14(1), 27-59.
Paik, P. Y. (2012, September). Review of Apocalypse: From Antiquity to the Empire of Modernity by John Hall. Sociological Review 60.3 (August 2012), 60(3), 580-583. Wiley.
Paik, P. Y. (2010, December). Review of The Politics of Survival by Marc Abélès. Theory and Event. Johns Hopkins University Press.