Folk Horror

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture & Media

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Folk Horror
Spring 2024
Taught By: David Bering-Porter
Section: A

CRN: 14630

Credits: 4

[Track S] Folk horror is a sub-genre of horror film that has grown in popularity in the last few years. Characterized by rural and remote landscapes, themes of the occult and the supernatural, ancient traditions, and the return of the historical repressed, folk horror was made famous in the horror films and national film traditions in Britain. Beginning with British horror film, this course explores how folk horror traverses both media and national boundaries and looking at the way that digital and social media have fostered the return of the themes and ideas in the genre. This course will explore the aesthetic and political traditions of folk horror, its place within the horror genre more broadly, drawing on readings from film theory, genre theory, as well as critical theory and cultural studies. [Track S]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture & Media (CAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:12am EDT 4/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 261
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 458
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024