College Bulletin 2022-2023 
    
    May 19, 2024  
College Bulletin 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FMST 082. Studies in Genre: Horror


Considering horror entertainment across different eras and media platforms, this course introduces students to the study of genre through a survey of the many forms taken by fear, disgust, and the uncanny as narrative and spectacle in twentieth- and twenty-first-century moving-image culture. We will draw on approaches ranging from psychoanalysis and gender studies to affect, abjection, and political allegory to explore subtopics such as monstrosity, perversion, and the grotesque; representations of the supernatural and paranormal; body horror and “torture porn”; and the alien as other and self. Required weekly screenings and in-class viewing include movies, television, and video games. Warning: course content may be disturbing and upsetting.
Prerequisite: FMST 001  or instructor’s permission.
Humanities.
1 credit.
Fall 2024. Rehak.
Catalog chapter: Film and Media Studies  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/film-media-studies


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