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  • Universitetsvej 1, 43.3

    DK-4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

20102017
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Research

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  • East Asian cinema
  • Sinophone cultures
  • Queer studies
  • Postcoloniality
  • Popular cultures

My current research is on contemporary East Asian cinema. I published a monograph on queer Sinophone cinema in 2016 (New Queer Sinophone Cinema, Palgrave Macmillan), the final result of a postdoctoral grant I received from the Danish Research Council (Det Frie Forskningsråd). Here, I looked at various filmic expressions of queerness from the PRC, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Combining Sinophone and queer studies is particularly significant as it allows us to question both Euro-American notions of queerness and Mainland-centric expressions of ‘Chineseness’. 

In addition to the Sinophone, I am also looking at South Korean cinema. I am particularly interested in the current crop of South Korean films that portray shamanism as an ancient religion of Korean people. This ‘anti-modernity’ view is particularly relevant when we consider South Korea’s uneasy relationship with Japan as its former coloniser as well as the current neocolonial US presence (physical as well as cultural) in the country.  

I have also published a monograph on queer Caribbean literature (Queer Narratives of the Caribbean Diaspora, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Looking at the queer diasporic narratives in and from the Caribbean, the book combines queer theory and diaspora studies. It opens up a new domain where social and cultural meanings of sexuality within the Caribbean space become objects of historical, colonial and literary study. 

I am a co-editor of an interdisciplinary volume on postcoloniality in Europe (Postcolonial Europe: Comparative Reflections after the Empires, Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), a collection that engages with the concept of ‘Europe’ in various ways—as a as a geographical space, as a geopolitical power and as a privileged epistemic site that historically has occluded others and continues to marginalise them. The book is an effort to decolonise the theoretical hegemony of European as well as Western thought, and allow for a rewriting of epistemologies from other hemispheres, inside and outside of the site of control and coloniality of once colonial powers.  

Keywords

  • Cultural encounters, Multi-culturalism
  • East Asia
  • Sinophone
  • Cinema studies
  • Postcolonialism
  • Cultural studies
  • South Korean cinema
  • Chinese cinema
  • Gender studies, Ethnicity, Equal rights
  • Queer studies
  • Literature, Art, Music, Aestheticism
  • Film theory
  • Film criticism
  • Postmodern literature
  • Caribbean literature
  • South Korean cinema
  • Chinese cinema

Research Output 2010 2017

Between East and West: Queerness in Zhang Yuan's East Palace, West Palace

Pecic, Z., Dec 2017, Postcolonial Europe: Comparative Reflections after the Empires. Lars, J., Suarez-Krabbe, J., Groes-Green, C. & Pecic, Z. (eds.). London: Rowman & Littlefield International, p. 193-214

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Introduction

Jensen, L., Krabbe, J. S., Groes, C. & Pecic, Z. L., Dec 2017, Postcolonial Europe. : Comparative Reflections after the Empires. Rowman & Littlefield International, p. 1-14 14 p.

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New Queer Sinophone Cinema: Local Histories, Transnational Connections

Pecic, Z., 21 Jun 2016, London & New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 152 p.

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Sinophone Queerness and Female Auteurship in Zero Chou’s Drifting Flowers

Pecic, Z. L., 21 Jun 2016, In : IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film. 3, 1, p. 22-35

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Activities 2008 2018

  • 10 Organisation and participation in conference
  • 3 Lecture and oral contribution
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Examination

Censor

Zoran Lee Pecic (Examiner)
1 Apr 201831 Mar 2022

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The Asian Conference on Film & Documentary 2015 (FILMASIA2015)

Zoran Lee Pecic (Participant)
12 Nov 2015

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Conference on Digital Humanities 2015

Zoran Lee Pecic (Participant)
18 Dec 2015

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Conference for the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia

Zoran Lee Pecic (Participant)
1 Dec 2015

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The Fifth Asian Conference on Cultural Studies

Zoran Lee Pecic (Participant)
28 May 201531 May 2015

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