Peter Y. Paik
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
and Film Studies
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1999
CompLit 461 - Film-Fiction Interaction: The New South Korean Cinema
Research and Teaching Interests:
Theology and Political
Science fiction, anime, and the graphic novel
Apocalypse and the Experience of the Extreme
Tragedy and Theodicy
Evil in Literature and Film
From Utopia to Apocalypse: Science Fiction and the Politics of Catastrophe. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.
"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.