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Gloria Shin - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Gloria Shin Gloria Shin

Lecturer, School of Film and Television | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Gloria Shin is a lecturer in film and TV studies who teaches courses on postwar international and Hollywood cinema

Biography

Gloria Shin is a lecturer in film and TV studies who teaches courses on postwar international and Hollywood cinema. At LMU she has designed courses that investigate the emergence of art and postcolonial cinemas, postmodernism, and global media cultures as well as the intersectionality of identity and its representation in Hollywood films.

An expert on race, gender, postwar stardom and celebrity culture, she has presented her work at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies numerous times. Her experimental short film ET: Then You Will Not Have Love was screenedat Console-ing Passions, an internationally recognized conference for scholars of television and experimental video. At USC, where she completed her graduate work, she was awarded the Frank Volpe Scholarship and has been as a media consultant for the Los Angeles Times.

Gloria is currently working on turning her dissertation “White Diamond: Elizabeth Taylor’s Adventures in American Empire and the Ecstasy of Postcolonial Whiteness” into a book proposal for publication.

Education (3)

University of Southern California: Ph.D., Critical Studies

University of Southern California: M.A., Critical Studies

University of California, Santa Cruz: B.A., Film and Digital Media and Modern Literary Studies

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Areas of Expertise (16)

Stardom Celebrity Culture Women Stars Beauty Culture and the Body Race Gender Class Sexuality in Hollywood Films and Sports Film Genres including Melodrama Horror Films Martial Arts Cinema and the Plantation Film International Cinema Art Cinemas Auteurism Third and Postcolonial Cinema Asian Cinemas Postwar European Cinemas International Cinemas and Hollywood

Industry Expertise (4)

Education/Learning Motion Pictures and Film Research Writing and Editing

Languages (1)

  • Korean

Articles (2)

White Diamond: Elizabeth Taylor’s Adventures in American Empire and the Ecstasy of Postcolonial Whiteness University of Southern California

2012

This dissertation examines the iconicity of movie star Elizabeth Taylor and theorizes that the amalgam of her onscreen and off-screen images forms a textual body that serves as a metaphor for American Empire at the apex of its power and allows Taylor to become an exemplar of postcolonial whiteness, a social and political formation which she reveals is reified through the performance of a global citizenship that is characterized by encumbered transnational mobility and noblesse oblige.

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‘If it be Love Indeed, Tell Me How Much’: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and White Pleasure After Empire Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

2012

In this paper, I use the iconicity of 1960s Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton to theorize the visualization and formation of an ecstatic postcolonial whiteness.

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