PMA 2407

PMA 2407

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

As one of cinema's most enduring and popular genres, the horror film has spawned a wealth of competing critical accounts: of its narrative and aesthetic conventions, its historicity within and beyond film industries, and the sources of its unlikely appeal. This course offers a semester-long immersion in the horror genre through these accounts, emphasizing the ways media scholars have theorized horror's significance, the unique properties of horror spectatorship, and the formal qualities of individual films. Rather than conducting a comprehensive historical survey, this course considers filmic examples in correspondence with key debates in popular and scholarly horror criticism.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (CA-AS)
Course Subfield (HTC)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded