ITAL383 - FRENCH AND ITALIAN MODERN HORROR

Section Description: 
This course will consider the horror genre within the specific context of two national cinemas: France and Italy. For France, the focus will be exclusively on the contemporary period which has witnessed an unprecedented revival in horror, or “New Extremity”, since the new millennium, in particular in the hands of female directors. For Italy, there will be a marked emphasis on the 1960s-1970s, i.e. the Golden Age of Gothic horror and the giallo craze initiated by the likes of Mario Bava and Dario Argento. Various subgenres will be examined: supernatural horror, slasher film, zombie film, body horror, cannibalism, necrophilia, self-mutilation, etc. Be prepared for some disturbing viewing! Issues of ethics, gender, sexuality, violence, spectatorship will be examined through a variety of critical lenses (psychoanalysis, socio-historical and cultural context, aesthetics, politics, gender, etc.).
Instructors: 
MET, PHILIPPE
Day and Time: 
R 1030AM-1200PM
Section ID: 
ITAL383401
Title (text only): 
FRENCH AND ITALIAN MODERN HORROR
Subject Area: 
ITAL
Term: 
2021A
Term Session: 
0
Activity: 
SEM
Course Number Only: 
383
Section Number Only: 
401
Cross Listings: 
    Status: 
    C
    Course ID: 
    ITAL383