Defining Our Terms

Defining Our Terms
January 21 “Introductions and Beginnings”

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Defining Our Terms
January 26 “Frightened/Frightening Children”

What Is So Scary about Eyes and Mirrors?

Defining Our Terms
January 28 “Dystopia and the Bizarre”

Down the Rabbit Hole!

Defining Our Terms
February 2 “Defining the Uncanny”

Does Theory Help or Harm?

Parisian Anxieties

Parisian Anxieties
February 9 “Angry Escapes”

The Doors, Patti Smith, and beyond

Parisian Anxieties
Parisian Anxieties
February 11 “To Sleep Perchance to Dream”

Doré’s and Moreau’s Bad Dreams

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

Parisian Anxieties
February 16 “Control(Freaking)ing Your World”

Rédon’s Hallucinations

Huysmans, pages 44-61

Singh, The Cell (2000) Clip 1, Clip 2

Parisian Anxieties
February 18 “Eros and Thanatos”

“The Women of Klimt and Schiele”

Huysmans, pages 82-91, 103-14

Parisian Anxieties
February 23 “Waking Up”

Absinthe Art

Huysmans, pages 164-181

London's Secrets

London's Secrets
February 25 “Daydreaming and Decadence”

Decadent London?

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

London's Secrets
March 2 “The Art of Necrophilia”

How Many More Ophelias?

Wilde, chapters 4-7

London's Secrets
London's Secrets
March 4 “The Beautiful Allure of Evil”

Schoenberg’s "Glances" and Mapplethorpe’s photographs

Wilde, chapters 8-11

London's Secrets
March 9 “The Price of Beauty and Eternal Youth”

Nostalgia for Your Own Past

Wilde, chapters 12-20

London's Secrets

Occidental/Oriental Nightmares

Occidental/Oriental Nightmares
March 11 “New Urban Terrors”

Dystopic London?

Stoker, Dracula (1897), pages 9-74

Occidental/Oriental Nightmares
March 16-20

SPRING BREAK

Occidental/Oriental Nightmares
March 23 “Old Country Terrors”

The Kindness of Strangers and Encountering the Alien

Stoker, pages, 75-147

Occidental/Oriental Nightmares
March 25 “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
Occidental/Oriental Nightmares
March 30/April 1

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

Occidental/Oriental Nightmares
April 6 “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
April 8 "Does Terror Age Gracefully?"

New Hatreds and New Vampires

Stoker, pages 273-327

Moscow’s Demons and Dogs

Moscow’s Demons and Dogs
April 13 “Animal Apparitions”

Images by Steinlen, Bilibin, Vrubel and Repin

Moscow’s Demons and Dogs
April 15 "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
April 20 “Scientific Dystopia”

Cyborgs and Clones

Bulgakov, pages 46-85

Moscow’s Demons and Dogs
April 22 “More and Less than Human”

More and Less than Human

Bulgakov, pages 86-123

What Dreams May Come

What Dreams May Come
April 27 “What Exactly Is Surrealism?”

Magritte, Dalì, and friends

What Dreams May Come
April 29 “Surrealist Film”

"Surrealist Film"

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What Dreams May Come
May 4 "One last Dream and One Last Nightmare"

One Last Dream and One Last Nightmare

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Kurosawa Dreams (1990) and Fuller hannibal (2013)

What Dreams May Come
What Dreams May Come
May 6 “Farewells and Endings”

Farewells and Endings

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What Dreams May Come