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Zoran Lee Pecic

  • Universitetsvej 1, 43.3

    DK-4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

20102017

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Research

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  • East Asian screens
  • Queer studies
  • Chinese and South Korean cultures
  • Queerness in/from the Global South
  • Postcoloniality (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea)
  • Popular cultures
  • Film festivals

I work at the intersections of queer studies, cinema/screen studies, migration studies and East-Asia studies. My transdisciplinary research brings together various academic disciplines and research methods and focuses primarily on queer cultures from the Global South (Caribbean, China, the Nordics)—from fiction to travel narratives, from transnational cinema to independent documentary. 

I published a monograph—New Queer Sinophone Cinema—on queer Sinophone cinema in 2016. It was 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’. 

My first monograph—Queer Narratives of the Caribbean Diaspora—was about queer Caribbean literature. 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. You can read more about the book on my personal website.

I am a co-editor of an interdisciplinary volume on postcoloniality in Europe—Postcolonial Europe: Comparative Reflections after the Empires. The anthology 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.  

I work as the Programme Director for the Copenhagen Asian Film Festival, Scandinavia's first and only Asian film festival.

Keywords

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