PMA 2620

PMA 2620

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Why are the undead so long-lived? This course hunts the dangerous and subversive figure of the vampire across a variety of pages, stages and screens. From campy melodramas and raucous stage comedies, to lush cinematic epics and politically savvy television---and all the Draculas that have come and gone in between--we will explore how the vampire changes with medium, period, and genre. Using a variety of critical approaches we will consider why this most persistent cultural metaphor emerges in particular cultural moments, and what social anxieties and desires it articulates. We will interrogate the vampire's relationship to race and gender and analyze how the vampire is constructed, appropriated, adapted, reinvented, and performed in its many contexts, asking what it means for us to consume these texts.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS, ALC-AS)
Course Subfield (HTC)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FGSS 2620

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8089PMA 2620  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Rotational in person attendance to be determined by instructor.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.