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Radio/Television/Film Major

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Some RTVF courses carry humanities credit as noted.

RTVF 322-CN : Genre: Contemporary Horror Film


This course will explore female-directed horror films produced in the U.S. and internationally over the last ten years. Films to be screened and discussed in class include works such as Karyn Kusama’s cult-themed thriller, The Invitation (2015, U.S.A.), Julia Ducournau’s cannibalistic coming-of-age drama, Raw (2016, France & Belgium), and Jennifer Kent’s maternal nightmare, The Babadook (2014, Australia). Through weekly screenings, readings, class discussions, and short writing assignments students will explore contemporary issues, themes, and trends in horror cinema as envisioned through a female perspective while thinking about the current state of horror and what the future of the genre may hold for women both in front of and behind the camera. Lectures and class discussions will address topics including: horror’s gendered violence, gendered viewership myths about horror, feminist horror, and reclaiming female sexuality and the “monstrous” female body in horror cinema. Carries humanities credit.

Spring 2020
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
03/30/20 - 06/14/20M
6:15 – 9:15 p.m.Wieboldt Hall 70112
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Smith, Ashley R.
Chicago Campus
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