Comparative Film Studies: Detour, Demon of Comparison and Dislocative Fantasy
ABSTRACT This essay brings an emergent framework of comparative film studies to illuminate an unresolved site of colonial cinema of Joseon (Korea) under the Japanese rule by mobilizing a set of useful terms such as detour and dislocative fantasy departing from a usual mode of demon of comparison.
Keywords: Comparative film studies , Joseon Cinema, modernologio ,detour, dislocative fantasy
Kim Soyoung is Professor of Cinema Studies at Korean National University of Arts, and Director of Trans Asian Screen Culture Institute. She is the author of several books on cinema, modernity and gender including The Primal Scenes of Modern (Korean, 2010) and co-editor of Electronic Elsewhere with Chris Berry and Lynn Spiegel (University of Minnesota Press). She is the filmmaker of Viewfinder (a feature length fiction, 2010) and Women's History Trilogy (2006) which was released in theaters and screened at International film festivals and universities.