Defining Our Terms

Defining Our Terms
August 26 “Introductions and Beginnings”

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None

Defining Our Terms
August 31 “Frightened/Frightening Children”

What Is So Scary about Eyes and Mirrors?

Defining Our Terms
September 2 “Dystopia and the Bizarre”

Down the Rabbit Hole!

Defining Our Terms
September 7

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

Defining Our Terms
September 9 “Defining the Uncanny”

Does Theory Help or Harm?

Parisian Anxieties

Parisian Anxieties
September 14 “Baudelaire and Terrible Beauty”

Has It All Been Said Before?

Parisian Anxieties
September 16 “Angry Escapes”

The Doors, Patti Smith, and beyond

Parisian Anxieties
Parisian Anxieties
September 21 “To Sleep Perchance to Dream”

Doré’s and Moreau’s Bad Dreams

Parisian Anxieties
September 23 “Control(Freaking)ing Your World”

Rédon’s Hallucinations

Singh, The Cell (2000) Clip 1, Clip 2

Parisian Anxieties
September 25

Special Event: Today’s Discussion Sections Will All Meet at the Blanton Museum for Guided Tours of the Natalie Frank Brothers Grimm Exhibition

Parisian Anxieties
September 28 “Eros and Thanatos”

“The Women of Klimt and Schiele”

Parisian Anxieties
September 30 “Waking Up”

Absinthe Art

London's Secrets

London's Secrets
October 5 “Daydreaming and Decadence”

Decadent London?

Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890), pages 1-49

London's Secrets
October 7 “The Art of Necrophilia”

How Many More Ophelias?

Wilde, chapters 4-7

London's Secrets
London's Secrets
October 12 “The Beautiful Allure of Evil”

Schoenberg’s "Glances" and Mapplethorpe’s photographs

Wilde, 105-65

London's Secrets
October 14 “The Price of Beauty and Eternal Youth”

Nostalgia for Your Own Past

Wilde, 166-208

London's Secrets

Occidental/Oriental Nightmares

Occidental/Oriental Nightmares
October 19 “New Urban Terrors”

Dystopic London?

Stoker, Dracula (1897), pages 9-74

Occidental/Oriental Nightmares
October 21 “Old Country Terrors”

The Kindness of Strangers and Encountering the Alien

Stoker, pages, 75-147

Occidental/Oriental Nightmares
October 26 “Angels and Devils”

What Makes a Woman Modern? And Scary?

Stoker, pages 147-204

Occidental/Oriental Nightmares
Occidental/Oriental Nightmares
October 28 “What Exactly Is the Attraction of Vampires”

Sparkle, Or Who Exactly Is In Love With Whom?

Stoker, pages 204-273

Occidental/Oriental Nightmares
November 2 "Does Terror Age Gracefully?"

New Hatreds and New Vampires

Stoker, pages 273-327

Moscow’s Demons and Dogs

Moscow’s Demons and Dogs
November 4 “Animal Apparitions”

Images by Steinlen, Bilibin, Vrubel and Repin

Moscow’s Demons and Dogs
November 9 "Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears"

Outcasts, Veterans, and Bandits

Moscow’s Demons and Dogs
Moscow’s Demons and Dogs
November 11 “Scientific Dystopia and the Uncanny Valley”

Cyborgs and Clones

Moscow’s Demons and Dogs
November 16 “More and Less than Human”

More and Less than Human

Moscow’s Demons and Dogs
November 18 “What Exactly Is Surrealism?”

Magritte, Dalì, and friends

Moscow’s Demons and Dogs
November 23/25

No lectures/Sections do meet: Individual Work on Long Paper Revisions with Peer Reviewers, TAs, and Instructor

Moscow’s Demons and Dogs
November 30 “Surrealist Film”

None

Moscow’s Demons and Dogs
Moscow’s Demons and Dogs
December 2 “Farewells and Endings”

Farewells and Endings

None

Moscow’s Demons and Dogs

REWRITES DUE IN SECTION (December 4)