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

Spring 2021

Taught By: Marie Serra

Section: A

CRN: 9009

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: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* 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: 12:56am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/21/2021 - 5/6/2021