Faculty of Arts


MEDIA 336

Horror Media


Description

"Horror Media" explores horror’s aesthetic, experiential and political dimensions, investigating why and how it has persisted as one of popular culture’s most vigorous and influential genres. It closely considers a range of classic and contemporary films, TV shows and video games, confronting questions of power, affect, mediation and representation.

How do "horror media" frame the body as a site of experience and object of discourse? How do they confront questions of social repression, conflict and identity? How can horror appear to function as one of popular culture’s most conservative genres, and at the same time, one of its most radical? And how do contemporary television and video games recycle and adapt horror cinema’s thematic concerns?

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the historical development of horror in cinema, television and digital media
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the key critical/theoretical debates that have surrounded the genre
  • Critically analyse selected horror texts, using the tools of close analysis
  • Contextualise selected horror texts, showing an understanding of how they reflect and/or respond to key concepts and debates

View the course syllabus

Availability 2019

Summer School

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Assessment

Coursework only

Points

MEDIA 336: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage II in Media, Film and Television

Restrictions

FTVMS 236, FTVMS 336, MEDIA 236


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