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Fall 2021
May 18,2022
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COMM 382 - HORROR ON TV IN AMERICAN CULTURE
“One might say that the true subject of the horror genre is the struggle for recognition of all that our society represses or oppresses: it’s reemergence dramatized, as in our nightmares, as an object of horror, a matter for terror,” Robin Wood, 1979. This course approaches horror programming on television from a literary perspective, treating the programming as analogous to literary text. What themes are the creators addressing? What do they tell us about contemporary society? What is the political, social, or cultural subtext? What do they tell us about racial and gender relations? What is the role between the archetypal “monster” in horror and marginalized populations in society? Why approach these issues allegorically rather than straight on? This is really just the tip of the iceberg -- there are countless substantive, intellectually stimulating questions that can be addressed through the lens of horror, which has the added benefit of being a particularly popular and inviting genre for college-age students.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Communications Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

Prerequisites:
FOR COMM 382

General Requirements:
Course or Test: CRWT 1012
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )


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