Horror Cinema and Theory
This course explores the concepts, conventions, styles and themes associated with the horror genre in its fictional and non-fictional cinematic, televisual, and new media forms. Horror The course also will help students to develop the skills necessary for research writing and rigorous critical analysis. Through discussion of theoretical readings and screenings of horror, documentary and avant-garde works from past and present, we will investigate the horror genre’s broad appeal and application as a kind of language through its use of space, bodies, spectacle and sensation to generate a fully embodied, critical spectatorship. Theoretical concepts include the sublime, the uncanny, the Gothic, the Weird, and affect. This course also devotes significant time to improving critical thinking and research skills.
Click on the link to the right for a PDF of the course outline.