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Dr Chi-Yun Shin

Principal Lecturer, Film Studies


Summary

I am a Principal Lecturer in Film Studies and also look after the Marketing and Recruitment activities for Humanities Department. My main research areas are contemporary East Asian cinema (issues around gender, genre, remake and reception) and black British diaspora cinema, and have published articles in a range of journals and edited volumes as well as an encyclopaedia. I co-edited East Asian Film Noir (I.B.Tauris, 2015) and New Korean Cinema (Edinburgh University Press, 2005), and I am on the editorial boards of the Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema and East Asian Journal of Popular Culture.

About

I am a Principal Lecturer in Film Studies, and recently I took the role of the Marketing and Recruitment Lead for Humanities Department. My research so far is mainly on two areas in the field of Film Studies: contemporary East Asian cinema, particularly of South Korean cinema, and Diaspora cinema of black British (& British Asian) films of the 1980s and 1990s, which was the topic of my PhD thesis (Exeter University). I have widely published on these subjects, exploring a variety of issues regarding film history, gender, genres, particular film directors, reception as well as transnational film remakes. Recent contributions include: Korean Screen Culture, East Asian Film Noir, Korean Horror Cinema, Postcolonial Media Culture in Britain, Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration and Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema; as well as journals Transnational Cinemas and Jump Cut. I have also co-edited two volumes: East Asian Film Noir (I.B.Tauris 2015) with Dr Mark Gallagher and New Korean Cinema (Edinburgh University Press, 2005) with Dr Julian Stringer.

I am currently working on several research projects. Firstly, I am developing a monograph proposal that intends to study rooftop space in cinema with a working title Liminal Zones: Rooftops in Cinema. Secondly, I am working on the girlhood and fandom in South Korean TV drama, as part of the Girlhood in East Asian Popular Culture Network. There is also an article that is to be a comparative study of motherhood in relation to two concepts of shame and guilt in two South Korean films, Mother (2009) and Poetry (2010). I am currently on the editorial boards of the Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema (Routledge) and East Asian Journal of Popular Culture (Intellect).

Rooftop space in cinema, East Asian film genres and gender issues, Diaspora cinema, and transnational cinema

Teaching

Department of Humanities

Social Sciences and Arts

Stage and Screen

Film Studies

Contemporary East Asian Cinema, Introduction to Film Analysis, Film Theory, Researching Cinema

Research

Monograph project on rooftop space in cinema with a working title, Liminal Zone: Rooftop Space in Cinema.
Girlhood and Fandom in South Korean TV Drama

Publications

Journal articles

Shin, C.-.Y. (2018). In another time and place: The Handmaiden as an adaptation. Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema. http://doi.org/10.1080/17564905.2018.1520781

Shin, C.Y. (2012). ‘Excessive’ remake : from The Quiet Family to The Happiness of the Katakuris. Transnational Cinemas, 3 (1), 67-80. http://doi.org/10.1386/trac.3.1.67_1

Shin, C.Y. (2009). East Asian pop culture: Analysing the Korean Wave. Asian Journal of Communication, 19 (3), 356-358. http://doi.org/10.1080/01292980903072880

Shin, C.Y. (2008). The art of branding : Tartan 'Asia Extreme' films. Jump cut: a review of contemporary media, 50, 85-100. http://www.ejumpcut.org/archive/jc50.2008/TartanDist/index.html

Shin, C.Y. (2003). Reclaiming the corporeal: The black male body and the 'racial' mountain in 'Looking for Langston' (Isaac Julien film). Paragraph, 26 (1-2), 201-212. http://doi.org/10.3366/para.2003.26.1-2.201

Conference papers

Shin, C.Y. (2012). Cosmopolitanism in the films of E J-Yong. In Korean Film: Years of Radical Change, University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, 10 May 2012.

Shin, C.Y. (2012). 'Excessive' Remake: Horror, Comedy and Family in The Quiet Family and The Happiness of the Katakuris. In Korean Cine-media and the Transnational conference, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, 11 November 2010 - 14 November 2010.

Shin, C.Y. (2011). Trajectories of omnibus: memories, journeys and migration in Tickets (2005). In Sonic Futures: Soundscapes and the Languages of Screen Media. European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS) conference, London (King's College London, Birbeck College, Regent's College), 23 June 2011 - 26 June 2011.

Shin, C.Y. (2008). The girl who isn’t quite who she seems: Zhou Xun, the Chinese femme fatale. In 17th international Screen Studies Conference, Gilmorehill Centre, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 4 July 2008 - 6 July 2008. http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/screen/pastconferences/archivedconference2008/

Book chapters

Shin, C.-.Y. (2020). In Another Time and Place: Translating Gothic Romance in The Handmaiden. In Intercultural Screen Adaptation British and Global Case Studies. Edinburgh University Press

Shin, C.-.Y. (2019). Family Ties (2006): Of Journeys and Homes. In Lee, S. (Ed.) Rediscovering Korean Cinema. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press: http://doi.org/10.3998/mpub.10027126

Shin, C.Y. (2015). Locating cosmopolitanism in the films of E-J Yong. In Jackson, A.D., & Balmain, C. (Eds.) Korean screen cultures : interrogating cinema, tv, music and online games. (pp. 77-94). Bern: Peter Lang: http://doi.org/10.3726/978-3-0353-0782-5

Shin, C.-.Y. (2015). Double identity: the stardom of Xun Zhou and the figure of the Femme Fatale. In Shin, C.-.Y., & Gallagher, M. (Eds.) East Asian Film Noir: Transnational Encounters and Intercultural Dialogue. (pp. 215-231). London: I.B.Tauris

Shin, C.Y. (2013). Death Bell and High School horror. In Peirse, A., & Martin, D. (Eds.) Korean horror cinema. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

Shin, C.Y. (2013). Film and migration: excavating history and memory. In Ness, I. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. Wiley Blackwell: http://doi.org/10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm227

Shin, C.Y. (2011). Two of a kind: Gender and friendship in friend and take care of my cat. In New Korean Cinema. (pp. 117-131).

Shin, C.Y. (2010). New directions: Korean cinema's international auteurs. In Martin, D., & Morris, M. (Eds.) Discovering Korean Cinema. (pp. 26-33). London: The Korean Cultural Centre UK

Shin, C.Y. (2010). Engaging theory and making films: radical black cinema in Britain. In Brunt, R., & Cere, R. (Eds.) Postcolonial Media Culture in Britain. (pp. 99-114). Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan

Shin, C.Y. (2009). The art of branding : Tartan 'Asia Extreme' films. In Choi, J., & Wada-Marciano, M. (Eds.) Horror to the extreme: changing boundaries in Asian cinema. (pp. 85-100). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press

Shin, C.Y., & Stringer, J. (2007). Storming the big screen: the SHIRI syndrome. In Gateward, F. (Ed.) Seoul Searching: Culture and Identity in Contemporary Korean Cinema. (pp. 55-72). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press

Books

Shin, C.-.Y., & Gallagher, M. (Eds.). (2015). East Asian film noir: transnational encounters and intercultural dialogue. London & New York: I.B.Tauris.

Shin, C.-.Y., & Gallagher, M. (Eds.). (2015). East Asian film noir: transnational encounters and intercultural dialogue. London & New York: I.B.Tauris.

Shin, C.Y., & Stringer, J. (Eds.). (2005). New Korean cinema. Edinburgh / New York: Edinburgh University Press / New York University Press.

Shin, C.Y., & Stringer, J. (Eds.). (2005). New Korean cinema. Edinburgh / New York: Edinburgh University Press / New York University Press.

Theses / Dissertations

Tomsett, E.L. (2019). Reflections on UK Comedy’s Glass Ceiling: Stand-Up Comedy and Contemporary Feminisms. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Shin, C.Y. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00284

Presentations

Shin, C.-.Y. (2019). Trajectories of Feminist Film History: Seoul International Women's Film Festival. Presented at: 100 Years of Korean Cinema Symposium, ELTE University, Budapest, Hungary

Shin, C.-.Y. (2018). Spectres of Colonial Love and Postcolonial Exorcise: Strange Tales in Epitaph.

Shin, C.-.Y. (2017). Gothic Heroines in the Films of Park Chan-wook. Presented at: Rethinking Film Genres: East Asian Cinema and Beyond Conference, University of Hull

Shin, C.-.Y. (2016). Girlhood and Mediated Nostalgia in Sunny and Our Times. Presented at: Joint East Asian Studies conference, SOAS, University of London

Shin, C.-.Y. (2015). Pigeons, Rooftops and Heterotopia in On the Waterfront and Ghost Dog: The Way of Samurai. Presented at: Screen Conference, Glasgow University

Shin, C.-.Y. (2013). Between Crime and Punishment: Morals of Motherhood in Mother and Poetry. Presented at: Korean Screen Culture Conference, SOAS University of London

Shin, C.-.Y. (2011). Trajectories of Omnibus: Memories, Journeys and Migration in Tickets. Presented at: NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies) Conference

Other activities

Editorial Board member for two journals:
Journal of Japanese and Korean
Cinema East Asian Journal of Popular Culture

Postgraduate supervision

The Funny Face of Feminism: Women and Comedy in 21st Century Britain
Posting Identity: Creating and Depicting the Twentieth Century ‘Hong Konger’

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