Defining Our Terms

Defining Our Terms
August 28 “Introductions and Beginnings”

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Defining Our Terms

September 2 Labor Day Holiday

Defining Our Terms
September 4 “Frightened/Frightening Children”

What Is So Scary about Eyes and Mirrors?

Defining Our Terms
September 9 “Dystopia and the Bizarre”

Down the Rabbit Hole!

Defining Our Terms
September 11 “Defining the Uncanny”

Does Theory Help or Harm?

Parisian Anxieties

Parisian Anxieties
September 18 “Angry Escapes”

The Doors, Patti Smith, and beyond

Parisian Anxieties
September 23 “To Sleep Perchance to Dream”

Doré’s and Moreau’s Bad Dreams

Huysmans, Against Nature (1884), pages 1-22, 35-43

Parisian Anxieties
September 25 “Control(Freaking)ing Your World”

Rédon’s Hallucinations

Huysmans, pages 44-61

Singh, The Cell (2000) Clip 1, Clip 2

Parisian Anxieties
Parisian Anxieties
September 30 “Eros and Thanatos”

“The Women of Klimt and Schiele”

Huysmans, pages 82-91, 103-14

Parisian Anxieties
October 2 “Waking Up”

Absinthe Art

Huysmans, pages 164-181

London's Secrets

London's Secrets
October 7 “Daydreaming and Decadence”

Decadent London?

Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890), chapters 1-3

London's Secrets
October 9 “The Art of Necrophilia”

How Many More Ophelias?

Wilde, chapters 4-7

London's Secrets
London's Secrets
October 14 “The Beautiful Allure of Evil”

Schoenberg’s "Glances" and Mapplethorpe’s photographs

Wilde, chapters 8-11

London's Secrets
October 16 “The Price of Beauty and Eternal Youth”

Nostalgia for Your Own Past

Wilde, chapters 12-20

Occidental/Oriental Nightmares

Occidental/Oriental Nightmares
October 21 “New Urban Terrors”

Dystopic London?

Stoker, Dracula (1897), pages 9-74

Occidental/Oriental Nightmares
October 23 “Old Country Terrors”

The Kindness of Strangers and Encountering the Alien

Stoker, pages, 75-147

Occidental/Oriental Nightmares
Occidental/Oriental Nightmares
October 28 “Angels and Devils”

What Makes a Woman Modern? And Scary?

Stoker, pages 147-204

Coppola, Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) Clip 1, Clip 2, Madonna, "Bedtime Story" (1998) and Dracula, New Woman (ppt)

Occidental/Oriental Nightmares

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Occidental/Oriental Nightmares
October 30 “What Exactly Is the Attraction of Vampires”

Sparkle, Or Who Exactly Is In Love With Whom?

Stoker, pages 204-273

Jordan, Interview with the Vampire (1994) and Slade, Twilight: Eclipse (2010)

Occidental/Oriental Nightmares
November 4 "Does Terror Age Gracefully?"

New Hatreds and New Vampires

Stoker, pages 273-327

Moscow’s Demons and Dogs

Moscow’s Demons and Dogs
November 6 “Animal Apparitions”

Images by Steinlen, Bilibin, Vrubel and Repin

Moscow’s Demons and Dogs
November 11 "Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears"

Outcasts, Veterans, and Bandits

Bulgakov, Heart of a Dog, pages 1-45

Moscow’s Demons and Dogs
Moscow’s Demons and Dogs
November 13 “Scientific Dystopia”

Cyborgs and Clones

Bulgakov, pages 46-85

Moscow’s Demons and Dogs
November 18 “More and Less than Human”

More and Less than Human

Bulgakov, pages 86-123

What Dreams May Come

What Dreams May Come
November 20 “What Exactly Is Surrealism?”

Magritte, Dalì, and friends

What Dreams May Come

November 25/27 No Lecture: Individual work on long paper revisions

What Dreams May Come

November 28 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

What Dreams May Come
December 2 “Surrealist Film”

"Surrealist Film"

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What Dreams May Come
What Dreams May Come
December 4 “Farewells and Endings”

Farewells and Endings

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What Dreams May Come

REWRITES DUE IN SECTION (DECEMBER 7th)