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CS92PROD
Japanese Horror Fiction and Film

ALIT 202
Fall 2013 not offered
Crosslisting: EAST 202, FGSS 226
Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory

This course, taught in English, introduces students to seminal works of Japanese horror fiction and film, including canonical novels/short stories and popular manga. Students will learn various theoretical approaches for understanding the mode of horror: psychoanalysis, cultural studies, feminist studies, and deconstruction. By examining these approaches, students will gain the key theoretical vocabulary for analyzing horror and will also be asked to consider questions such as, What makes Japanese horror distinct, if at all? What are the applications and the limitations of Western (horror) theory in analyzing Japanese horror? Is horror ideological and political, or is it an aesthetic/style? This course is part of the Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate Program.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA AL&L
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS-Lang/Lit/F)(FGSS)(FILM-MN)

Last Updated on NOV-12-2019
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