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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

FILM 41.10 Global Gothic

The Aesthetics of Horror in Japanese and Western Cinema The Japanese tradition of stories about ghosts, spirit possession, demonic visitations and strange psychological phenomena has a rich, complex history that has intersected with Western traditions in productive ways. Beginning with a consideration of theories of the uncanny, the gothic, and the fantastic, this course will explore the techniques filmmakers in Japan and the West have used to create an aesthetics of horror. We will also examine the ideological significance of tales of the weird and supernatural – what they tell us about moral values or about personal and social conceptions of identity.


D. Washburn

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:ART; WCult:NW

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