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Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA, MA Seoul National University; PhD Yale University
Research Areas: film philosophy, critical theory, biopolitics, ethics, cultural studies, media studies, world cinema
A former film critic in South Korea, Seung-hoon Jeong specializes in film theory and philosophy in relation to diverse genres, areas, and periods of cinema. His current research on global cinema explores cinematic reflections of global phenomena such as multiculturalism, terrorism, networking, and catastrophe, and theorizes new modes of subjectivity and community from the biopolitical, ethical, and psychoanalytic perspectives. Jeong received Korea’s Cine21 Film Criticism Award (2003), a Domitor Essay Award on early cinema (2007), and the Society for Cinema & Media Studies Dissertation Award (2012). He is the author of Cinematic Interfaces: Film Theory After New Media (Routledge, 2013), a co-translator of Jacques Derrida’s Acts of Literature in Korean (Moonji, 2013), and a co-editor of The Global Auteur: The Politics of Authorship in 21st Century Cinema (Bloomsbury, 2016). He has published and presented on diverse filmmakers including Werner Herzog, Peter Greenaway, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Zhang Lu, and Bong Joon-ho, as well as on cinematic issues regarding the animal, interface, auteurism, abjection, and Korean film.
Seung-hoon's research and teaching interests include film philosophy, critical theory, biopolitics, ethics, cultural studies, media studies, world cinema (America/West Europe/East Asia). Specific topics Seung-hoon is interested in are Interface, global cinema, community/network, subjectivity/agency, cosmopolitanism/multiculturalism, catastrophe/terror, abject/abjection, utopia/atopia, gift/debt, desire/drive, nihilism, ontological others (animal/ghost/machine).