Seung-hwan Shin

  • Visiting Lecturer of Korean Studies; Film and Media Studies
  • Estuary: Visuality & Textuality, Performance

Office Hours

Spring 2019: Monday 10-12:00

Courses Taught

University of Pittsburgh

KOREAN 0070, World of Korea: Then and Now (Spring 2010, 2012, 2014)
KOREAN 0075, Introduction to Korea Through Films (Spring 2011, Spring 2013)
CHIN 1085, Introduction to East Asian Cinema (Spring 2013; Guest Lecturer)
Seminar in Composition: Film—Cinema and Modernity (Fall 2007-Spring 2008)
Seminar in Composition (Fall 2006-Spring 2007)

Carnegie Mellon University

ML 82253, Korean Culture Through Film (Spring 2014)

Education & Training

  • PhD, English/Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh, April 2014. Dissertation: New Korean Cinema: Mourning to Regeneration
  • MA, Comparative Literature, Yonsei University, Seoul, 2003. Thesis: Walter Benjamin’s Historical Consciousness: Dialectics of Critique and Redemption
  • BA, English Literature, Yonsei University, Seoul, 1999
  • Certificate, Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh
  • Certificate, Asian Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests

I approach the cinema as a venue for inquiring into history, society, and culture. My research and teaching incorporates the position to such issues as the formation of national/transnational cinemas, the interplay between genre cinemas and political unconscious, the shifts in public spectatorship (popular discretion), time narratives, the nexus of de- and reterritorialization, cinematic violence, etc. My concentration is on Asian cinemas with particular attention to South Korean cinema. I am also concerned to expand my outlook into other areas (e.g., literature) and cultural phenomena (e.g., hallyu and various cultural en-/exclaves) in conjunction with critical theory, cultural studies, Asian studies, and globalization studies.