Author: Isaac Rooks

Isaac Rooks

Isaac Rooks is a Graduate School Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate in the Cinema and Media Studies Division of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. His research focuses on environmental and ecological themes in popular media. His doctoral project is a work of ecocriticism, exploring the depiction of animals and landscapes in horror films featuring animal antagonists. Isaac has presented at numerous conferences, including the annual conferences of the Society of Cinema and Media Studies and the National Communication Association. His articles have been published in several journals and anthologies.


Articles Written by Isaac Rooks:

The Global Screen: Isaac Rooks

Chaw, Shin Jeong-won’s gruesome farce, offers more than the spectacle of a giant boar slaughtering drunken revelers at a karaoke celebration. During the 2000s, South Korean cinema (hereafter referred to as Korean cinema) came to international prominence; this mid-budget creature feature was released in the early stages of that rise. Almost a decade after its… Read more »