Course Detail

195:227: Tales of Horror

  • SAS Core Requirement: AHp, AHo

Vampires and zombies, doppelgänger, ghosts, and artificial humans continue to haunt the cultural imagination throughout the centuries. This course explores tales of horror through some of their most spellbinding creatures and fantasies in a period ranging from the Grimm Brothers to Expressionist cinema: We will consider the historical or political context and the psychoanalytical underpinnings in each horrific tale and we will pay close attention to the ways a narrative (text or film) establishes, safeguards, or releases its horrific kernel