Peter Yoonsuk Paik

Associate Professor

Room: Curtin Hall, Room 786
Phone: (414) 229-6299
Curriculum Vitae: pdf 183kb


Ph.D., Cornell University, 1999

Current Research Interests:

Science fiction, anime, and the graphic novel
Political philosophy
World cinema

Current Teaching Interests:

Apocalypse and the Experience of the Extreme
Theology and the Political
Tragedy and Theodicy
Evil in Literature and Film

Other Relevant Activities:

Co-organizer (with Patrice Petro and Marcus Bullock), "Aftermaths: Exile, Migration, Diaspora," an Interdisciplinary Conference sponsored by the UWM Center for International Education, Hefter Center, UW-Milwaukee, April 22-24, 2004
Organizer, Korean Film Weekend, at UWM Union Theater, UW-Milwaukee, April 18-21, 2002.

Recent Publications:

Paik, Peter Y. ““The Master Who Mistook Himself for a Monster: Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy and the Artifice of History”.” The Journal of Literature and Film 14.1 (2013): 27-59.
Paik, Peter Y. “Review of Apocalypse: From Antiquity to the Empire of Modernity by John Hall.” Sociological Review 60.3 (August 2012) 60.3 Wiley. (2012): 580-583.
Paik, Peter Y. “Review of The Politics of Survival by Marc Abélès.” Theory and Event Johns Hopkins University Press. (2010) .