University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Film and Television Studies

HyonJooYoo

Faculty - Hyon Joo Yoo

Hyon Joo Yoo

Hyon Joo Yoo, Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., English from Syracuse University
  • M.A., Radio, TV and Film from the University of North Texas
  • B.A., Ewha Womans University (Seoul, South Korea)
  • C.V. (PDF)
Area of expertise

East Asian cinema, postcolonial studies, gender studies, psychoanalysis, Marxism, globalization and media

Contact Information
Email: hmurphre@uvm.edu
Phone: (802) 656-8627
Office: 309 Old Mill

Office Hours: by appointment

Selected Publications

Books

Cinema at the Crossroads Author, Cinema at the Crossroads: Nation and the Subject in East Asian Cinema (Lexington: Lexington/Rowman and Littlefield, 2012)

The Trans-Pacific ImaginationEditor (with Naoki Sakai, Cornell University), The Trans-Pacific Imagination: Rethinking Boundary, Culture and Society (World Scientific Publishing, 2012): I co-edited the entire collection and wrote its Introduction and a chapter entitled “The Incurable Feminine: Women Without a Country in East Asian Cinema”

Peer-Reviewed Essays

"Transnational Cultural Production and the Politics of Moribund Masculinity." positions: east asia cultures critique Vol. 16, Issue 3 (2008). 661-688.

"Class and Ethnicity in the Global Market for Organs: The Case of Korean Cinema." (With Rebecca Garden) Journal of Medical Humanities Vol. 28, No. 4 (2007), 213-229.

"The Stranger's Passage in Cyberspace." Postcolonial Studies Vol. 8, No.2 (2005), 181-197.

"After The Last Waltz: Robbie Robertson, Proto-Reaganism, and Scorsese's Tales of American Masculinity" ( accepted for publication, pending revisions, by the journal Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media )

"Ruptures: Cinematic Representation and the Nation" (in progress)

"Re-thinking Deleuze through the Cinema of Failure" (in progress)

Professional Presentations

By Invitation

"Moribund Man, Moribund Time: Nation and the Subject in Korean Cinema." Center for East Asian Research, Speaker Series. McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. November 16, 2012.

"'Stranger than Paradise'": North Korea in the Transpacific Imagination" International Conference on Transnational Humanities and Area Studies. Cornell University, February 19, 2011.

"The Incurable Feminine: Women without a Country in East Asian Cinema"

Globalizing Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies: A Collaborative Lecture Series

Global and Regional Studies Program, University of Vermont, VT. September, 30, 2009.

"Trans-Pacific Studies and Transnational Anti-Humanism"

Research Institute of Comparative History and Culture, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea. July 22, 2009

"Reading Cinema Globally: A Cinema of Failure." English Graduate Organization Spring Speaker Series. Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. April 3, 2009.

"The Trans-Pacific Imagination: Beyond the Indefensible Boundary." International Symposium: Modern Korea at the Crossroads between Empire and Nation. Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea. August 8-9, 2008.

"Toward an 'Accented' Critique of Culture: Postcolonial East Asia and Moribund Masculinity." Occupied Spaces Symposium. Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY. April 8-9, 2005.

Conferences

"The Trans-Pacific Trafficking: Women without a Country." Modern Language Association 2013 Annual Meeting, Boston, Mass. January 3-6, 2013

'The Limit of Psychoanalysis." (Chair & presenter) The Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society Conference. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. October, 2009.

"The Incurable Feminine at the Limit of the Family State." The Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society Conference. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. October 24-26, 2008.

"Psychoanalysis Matters." (Organizer of a Three-Day Seminar) American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting. Long Beach, CA. April 24-27, 2008.

"The Aesthetics and Politics of Postcolonial Cinema: The Case of Korean and Taiwanese National Cinemas." Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Chicago, IL. March 8-11, 2007.

"What's In a Name?: Cinema and the Melancholic Nation." (Session Organizer and Presenter) A Special Session on Trans-Pacific Configuration of Nation and Subjectivity. Modern Language Association Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA. December 27-30, 2006.

"The Incurable Feminine and the Hygiene of the Nation in Contemporary Korean Cinema." (accepted) Society for Literature, Science and the Arts Annual Conference. New York, NY. November 9-12, 2006. "Nation and the Masculine Desire of the Postcolony: Reading Tsai Ming-liang's The River (1997)." (Seminar Organizer and Presenter) American Comparative Literature Association Conference. Princeton, NJ. March 23-26, 2006.

"Textual Otherness in Postcolonial East Asia." A Special Session on Psychoanalysis and Literatures of Contact: Around the Work of Gabriele Schwab. Modern Language Association Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA. December 27-30, 2004.

"The Cyber-Thief and the Materiality of the Virtual." Virtual Materialities. The International Association for Philosophy and Literature Annual Conference. Syracuse, NY. May 19-25, 2004.

"To the End of the Material and Back: The Vicissitudes of Virtual Men." American Comparative Literature Association Conference. Ann Arbor, MI. April 15-18, 2004.

"Signifying the Digital Space: Contestations and Possibilities." Multimedia Histories:

From Magic Lantern to the Internet. University of Exeter, UK. July 21-23, 2003.

"Rethinking Critical Theory: Difference, Deconstruction and Dialectical Materialism." American Comparative Literature Association Conference. San Marcos, CA. April 4-6, 2003.

"Transnational Cultural Production and the Politics of Moribund

Masculinity." Global and Local Dimensions of Asian America: An International Conference on Asian Diasporas. UC Berkeley, May 10-12, 2002.

"Marx, Language and Lacan: A Triangulated Reading of Class

in Fight Club." (accepted) The Midwest Conference on Film, Language and Literature. Northern Illinois University, April 5-7, 2002.

"Toward a Historicization of White Masculine Representation:

Bruce Willis' Stardom and Reconfiguring Self." The International Conference on Exploring Masculinities and Film.

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. July 2-4, 2001

"The Brotherhood of Cowboys and Postmodern Heroes."

Western Literature Association Annual Conference. Norman, OK. October 25-28, 2000.