HUM 3370 - Horror in Film & Literature
Prerequisite(s): ENG 1270 .
This course explores the human fascination with horror and the uncanny through close viewing and reading of classic works of literature and film. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify the conventions employed in cinematic and literary horror narratives.
- Interpret horror conventions in terms of contemporary social issues.
- Identify concepts in narrative theory such as unreliable narrators and in film such as diegesis.
- Explain themes pertinent to horror narratives such as ‘the uncanny,’ ‘the haunting specter,’ ‘scientific transgression,’ ‘nature’s revolt against humans.’
- Distinguish between the tragic and the horrific.
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