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Chi Yun Shin

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 Humanities

    Stage and Screen

    Film Studies

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

  • Research

    • Communication and Computing Research Centre, Humanities Research Centre
    • Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute

    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. (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

    Book chapters

    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. (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

    Other publications

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

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

  • 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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