ITAL383 - FREN & ITAL MODRN HORROR

This course will consider the horror genre within the specific context of two national cinemas: France and Italy. For France, the focus will be almost exclusively on the contemporary period which has been witnessing an unprecedented revival in horror. 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, ghost story, slasher, zombie film, body horror, cannibalism, etc. 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.).
Section 401 - SEM
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.).
R 1030AM-1200PM
MET, PHILIPPE