Peter Yoonsuk Paik
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1999
Current Research Interests:
Science fiction, anime, and the graphic novel
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.
Forthcoming Book: From Utopia to Apocalypse: Science Fiction and the Politics of Catastrophe. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.
"The Pessimist Rearmed: Zizek on Christianity and Revolution." Theory and Event. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005. Forthcoming.
"Smart Bombs, Serial Killing, and the Rapture: The Vanishing Bodies of Apocalyptic Imperialism." Postmodern Culture. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, September, 2003.
"Poetry as Perjury: The End of Art in Broch's Tod des Vergil and Celan's Atemwende. "In Hermann Broch: Visionary in Exile - The Yale Broch Symposium, 2001. Edited by Paul Michael Lützeler. Columbia, SC: Camden House, 2003.
"Tarkovsky's Apocalypse and the Image of Time," Religion and the Arts. Leiden: Brill, Winter 1999.