JASON BARKER


Professor of Global Communication at Kyung Hee University


study in 2024

Undergraduate classes in 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...


Graduate study

Graduate and post-graduate classes


study in 2024


Choose the following undergraduate classes in 2024-2

Animation & Contemporary Culture / 애니메이션과현대문화 ELC25400Understanding the history and visual arts of animation in Hollywood, Japan, Korea and Europe. There is no mid-term or final examination for this class.할리우드, 일본, 한국, 유럽 애니메이션의 역사와 시각 예술을 알아본다. 본 수업은 중간고사나 기말고사를 치르지 않는다.Credits: 3Professor: Jason BarkerLocation: Kyung Hee University, College of Foreign Language & Literature, Global CampusStart/end date: 1 September/20 December 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


Cyberspace & Culture / 사이버 공간과 문화 ELC34100A short history of cyberspace and the technologies and software applications that make it possible. For students with an interest in science fiction and creative thinking. There is no mid-term or final examination for this class.사이버 공간의 역사와 그것을 가능하게 하는 기술 및 소프트웨어 응용 프로그램에 대한 간단한 역사. 과학 소설과 창의적 사고에 관심이 있는 학생들을 위한 것입니다. 본 수업은 중간고사나 기말고사를 치르지 않는다.Credits: 3Professor: Jason BarkerLocation: Kyung Hee University, College of Foreign Language & Literature, Global CampusStart/end date: 1 September/20 December 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.


graduate study


Choose the following graduate classes in 2025

Marxism and Literature / 맑시즘과 문학 ELC73200Details pendingCredits: 3Professor: Jason Barker (with Ray Brassier)Location: Kyung Hee University, College of Foreign Language & Literature, Global CampusStart/end date: tbcFor initial enquiries please email Jason Barker in the Department of British & American Language and Culture (Graduate School):
039716 [at] khu.ac.kr


Horror Studies / 공포서사연구 ELC75400Horror is a cliché of genre conventions: gothic fiction, the slasher movie, biography of a serial killer. Instead of spectacle, this course begins by treating horror as an anthropological phenomenon, and its possible origins 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 then move on to consider horror in Enlightenment thinking (Descartes, Spinoza and Kant), Romanticism (Thomas De Quincey, Samuel Taylor Coleridge), the Industrial Revolution (Marx and Engels), existentialism (Sartre, Thomas Ligotti) and cinema (David Lynch, Jordan Peele, Jonathan Glazer). Less a philosophy "of" horror, this course examines horror(s) "in" and "outside" texts and discourses.Credits: 3Professor: Jason BarkerLocation: Kyung Hee University, College of Foreign Language & Literature, Global CampusStart/end date: tbcFor initial enquiries please email Jason Barker in the Department of British & American Language and Culture (Graduate School):
039716 [at] khu.ac.kr