NFLM

3430

Skin Off Your Face: The Anatomy of Horror Films

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Skin Off Your Face:Horror

Fall 2018

Taught By: Marie Serra

Section: A

CRN: 1534

Credits: 3

Filmmakers working in the horror genre foreground and manipulate a culture's collective fears. This course is a political survey of horror films that reveal a direct relationship to the social unconscious. We begin with several classics: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Nosferatu, King Kong, Frankenstein, and The Bride of Frankenstein. We then examine some more or less contemporary pictures as examples of newly identified subgenres, such as rape-revenge, splatter, and slasher films. Readings from Georges Bataille, William Everson, Stephen King, Judith Butler, and Carol Clover help us explore and expand on the concepts of terror and gender as we discuss the horror film in relation to themes like performativity, identification, and female and cross-dressing serial killers. This course counts toward the Gender Studies minor.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 25

Enrollment Status: Waitlist*

*Enrollment 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: 1:20am 8/17/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 407

Date Range: 8/27/2018 - 12/17/2018