Horror Genre Studies
To listen to a ton of lectures, read a ton of stories, and see a ton of films relating to a given genre. We will also learn about some of the social and historical factors that have informed narratives within that genre, as well as some of their many and evolving styles and conventions.
Analysis of a Specific Genre
Explore a specific genre as a microcosm of larger aesthetic and social development of popular cultural artifacts.
Scholarly Genre Study
Identify scholarly material related to genre study.
Consider the relationship of text, subtext, and context in genre film.
Analyze the significance of conventions and themes both diachronically and synchronically.