Peter Y. PaikPeter Y. Paik

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
and Film Studies

Office: Curtin Hall 786
Phone: (414) 229-6299
e-mail: pypaik@uwm.edu
Curriculum Vitae: pdf (90kb)

Education/Degree:

Ph.D., Cornell University, 1999

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

Representative/Recent Publications:

Books
From Utopia to Apocalypse: Science Fiction and the Politics of Catastrophe. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.

Articles
"Apocalypse in Subtraction: Late Capitalism and the Trauma of Scarcity," in Aneesh Aneesh, Lane Hall, and Patrice Petro, eds., Beyond Globalism: Making New Worlds in Media, Art, and Social Practices. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2011.

"The Pessimist Rearmed: Zizek on Christianity and Revolution." Theory and Event. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.

"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.

Aftermaths: Exile, Migration, and Diaspora Reconsidered   From Utopia to Apocalypse: Science Fiction and the Politics of Catastrophe