I am a senior lecturer in Film and Media & Communications. I teach on core Media & Communication modules at Level 4, Level 5 and Level 7.
MD4001 - How Media Changed the World
MD5001 - Theories of Mass and New Culture
MD5005 - Identity and Difference
MD6001 - Media Research Project
MD7003 - Freedom, censorship and subversion
Senior lecturer in Film and Media
My work is interdisciplinary and in particular focuses in on identity politics and the representation of ethnicity, gender, sexuality and disability in cinema. I am currently completing a monograph on East Asian Gothic Cinema (Palgrave-McMillan: 2020). I am the co-editor of Korean Screen Cultures: Interrogating Cinema, TV, Music and Online Games with Dr Andrew David Jackson (Peter Lang: 2015) and the editor of Directory of World Cinema: South Korea (Intellect: 2013). I am writing a book on BTS and masculinity which should be out in 2020. I am a film critic for Asian Film Vault and Eastern Kicks and part of the Screening Sex global network. I am a member of the Association for Asian Studies and the International Gothic Association.
I am also the committee chair for a Global Interdisciplinary Conference Project on BTS which will launch with the conference next week, 4th and 5th January 2020.
Balmain, Colette (2014) Crypto-cannibalism : Meat, murder and monstrosity in Tiwa Moeithasong’s The Meat Grinder. Horror Studies, 5(2), pp. 249-264. ISSN (print) 2040-3275
Jackson, Andrew and Balmain, Colette, eds. (2016) Korean screen cultures: interrogating cinema, TV, music and online games. Bern, Switzerland : Peter Lang. 330p. ISBN 9783034318228
Balmain, Colette, ed. (2013) Directory of World Cinema : South Korea. Bristol, U.K. : Intellect. (Directory of World Cinema, no. 20) ISSN (print) 2040-7971 ISBN 9781841505602
Balmain, Colette and Billings, Nancy, eds. (2009) Uneasy humanity : perpetual wrestling with evil. Freeland, U.K. : Inter-disciplinary Press. 260p. (At the interface) ISBN 9781904710929
Balmain, Colette (2014) Pop goes Korean Popular Culture : an investigation into the popularity of Hallyu culture in the UK. In: Marinescu, Valentina, (ed.) The global impact of South Korean popular culture : Hallyu unbound. Maryland, U.S. : Lexington Books. pp. 81-88. ISBN 9780739193372
Balmain, Colette (2012) Unnatural appetites and the case of the cannibal in Korean cinema. In: Norris, Nanette, (ed.) Words for a small planet : ecocritical Views. Lanham, U.S. : Lexington Books. pp. 167-182. ISBN 9780739171585
Balmain, Colette (2009) 10 years of evil. In: Balmain, Colette and Norris, Nanette, (eds.) Uneasy humanity : perpetual wrestling with evil. Freeland, U.K. : Inter-disciplinary Press. pp. ix-xi. (At the interface) ISBN 9781904710929
Balmain, Colette (2009) And WHAT's on the menu today? Greed and gluttony in Sato's 'Naked blood'. In: Balmain, Colette and Norris, Nanette, (eds.) Uneasy humanity : perpetual wrestling with evil. Freeland, U.K. : Inter-disciplinary Press. pp. 121-130. (At the interface) ISBN 9781904710929
Balmain, Colette J. [Speaker] (2017) Ghosts and not ghouls in contemporary East Asian gothic cinema. In: Games, Gothic and Gore: Horror beyond Hollywood; 25th Jan 2017, Salford, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Balmain, Colette (2015) Through the eyes of a child : hybridity and morbidity in Jo Sung-hee's 'A werewolf boy'. In: Open graves, open minds : The company of wolves : Sociality, animality, and subjectivity in literary and cultural narratives - werewolves, shapeshifters, and feral humans; 03 - 05 Sep 2015, Hatfield, U.K.. (Unpublished)