LCST

3112

Folk Horror

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Folk Horror

Spring 2020

Taught By: David Bering-Porter

Section: A

CRN: 7118

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 and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

*Status information is updated every five 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: 3:54pm 11/17/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/6/2020

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/27/2020 - 5/11/2020