JASON BARKER


Professor of Global Communication at Kyung Hee University


study in 2024

Undergraduate classes in British cinema, animation, globalisation, storytelling, and cyberspace



Jason's CV

I am a British film director, novelist and translator. I have published essays in the New York Times, LA Review of Books, diacritics, Meanjin, angelaki, animation...


horror studies

Graduate and post-graduate classes


study in 2024


Choose the following undergraduate classes in 2024-1

British Cinema Studies / 영국영화연구 ELC354-00A short history of British cinema from the 1920s to the 2000s, and understanding visual language in Hitchcock, the Ealing comedies, Powell and Pressburger, and the British new wave. There is no mid-term or final examination for this class.본 수업은 1920년대부터 2000년대까지 영국 영화에 대한 짧은 역사와 히치콕, 일링 코미디, 파월과 프레스버거, 그리고 영국 뉴웨이브에서의 시각적 언어에 대한 이해를 다룬다. 본 수업은 중간고사나 기말고사를 치르지 않는다.Credits: 3Professor: Jason BarkerLocation: Kyung Hee University, College of Foreign Language & Literature, Global CampusStart/end date: 1 March/30 June 2024This class is taught in EnglishNote: study arrangements may be possible for Exchange Students who are unable to attend the Global Campus in personFor all enquiries please contact Professor Jason Barker:
039716 [at] khu.ac.kr


Globalisation & Multiculturalism / 세계화와 다문화주의 ELC253-00Understanding the recent history of globalisation, its positive and negative impacts on our economy, multicultural society and natural world. There is no mid-term or final examination for this class.세계화의 역사적 흐름과 세계화가 우리 경제, 다문화 사회, 자연 환경에 미친 긍정적, 부정적 영향을 살펴본다. 본 수업은 중간고사나 기말고사를 치르지 않는다.Credits: 3Professor: Jason BarkerLocation: Kyung Hee University, College of Foreign Language & Literature, Global CampusStart/end date: 1 March/30 June 2024This class is taught in EnglishNote: study arrangements may be possible for Exchange Students who are unable to attend the Global Campus in personFor all enquiries please contact Professor Jason Barker:
039716 [at] khu.ac.kr


jason's cv


I am author of the children's illustrated novel Justine & Jacquie (forthcoming), the novel Marx Returns (2018) and writer-director and co-producer of the German documentary Marx Reloaded (2011).I am interested in all forms of creative and critical writing and have published essays in the New York Times, Le Monde diplomatique, angelaki, animation, Meanjin and edited diacritics, Filozofski vestnik and the LA Review of Books. I am the translator of Alain Badiou's Metapolitics (2005) and author of Alain Badiou: A Critical Introduction (2002), the first book-length study of Badiou's philosophy to appear in any language.

horror studies


Horror Studies / 공포서사연구 ELC754-00Horror is a cliché of genre conventions: gothic fiction, the slasher movie, the serial killer. Instead of treating horror solely as a spectacle, this course approaches horror primarily as an anthropological phenomenon. We consider the psychological conditions of horror in societies ancient and modern, from the separation of oikos and polis in ancient Athens - and "the birth of tragedy" - to the lockdown society of Covid 19. We also consider horror through the Enlightenment (Descartes, Spinoza, Kant), Romanticism (Thomas De Quincey), the Industrial Revolution (Marx), existentialism (Sartre, Thomas Ligotti) and cinema (David Lynch, Jonathan Glazer).Credits: 3Professor: Jason BarkerLocation: Kyung Hee University, College of Foreign Language & Literature, Global CampusStart/end date: 1 March/30 June 2024For all enquiries please email the Department of British & American Language and Culture (Graduate School):
cofla1 [at] khu.ac.kr