SAC 455 - Topics in Film Studies
Section: 201 The Horror Film After Psycho
Term: SU 2012
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
35.00
Advisory Prerequisites:
SAC 230 or 236.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This class provides an historical survey of the horror film after Psycho (1960) and examines the cultural and industrial forces which helped to shape it. Towards that end, the course’s required materials will include readings on the cultural history of the American horror film (with some emphasis on seminal works from abroad), as well as more theoretical work on a range of possible spectatorial responses to the genre — from masochistic identification with generic victims, to sadistic investment in the monster’s vile deeds. Throughout, we will maintain a consistent focus on issues of gender and sexuality as they are defined and activated within the genre. Films to be screened include The Exorcist, Dawn of the Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Alien, and Deep Red.

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SAC 455 - Topics in Film Studies
Schedule Listing
201 (LEC)
P
73029
Open
10
 
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W 12:00PM - 4:00PM
202 (LAB)
 
73506
Open
10
 
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
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