552.305 (19S) Focus on Literature: Horror in Fiction and Film

Sommersemester 2019

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Erster Termin der LV
07.03.2019 14:00 - 16:00 , N.0.43
Nächster Termin:
06.06.2019 14:00 - 16:00 , N.0.43

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Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Focus on Literature: Horror in Fiction and Film
LV-Art
Seminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
6.0
Anmeldungen
21 (25 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
07.03.2019

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

The aim of the course is: 

  • to show students how to analyze films and novels
  • to discuss relevant cultural and historical issues and intertwine them with film discussions
  • to acquire knowledge about film history in general

Lehrmethodik

  • Multidisciplinary discourses on film, fiction, history and cultural aspects
  • Film clips
  • Seminar paper
  • Presentation 

Inhalt/e

Horror! A term which is used primalery for a cinematic genre which has entertained individuals for over a century. However, horror films have not only lured moviegoers to the cinema, but also fans of horror fiction . Horror novels, such as Mary Shelley's  Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus (1818) or Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897) can be regarded as the impetus for horror novels. 

In this course we are going to discuss the catalyt for horror novels and how it has had an influence on horror movies, too. Moreover, each session will  deal with another horror sub-genre, as there exist multifarious sub-categorizations, such as animal horror, splatter, mondo, zombie, giallo, poliziotto etc.  A great focus will be on the first horror movies, shot by the German expressionists, such as Robert Wiese and F.W. Murnau. However, also the horror films which were produced in the 1940s and 1950s at the British Hammer Studios will be relevant in our sessions, as these films were primarely literary adaptations.  Starting the 1970s the horror genre became a crucial constituent in Hollywood due to films such as Jaws (1975), Halloween (1978), Friday the 13th (1980) and many more, and thus, we will discuss the trigger for this boom. 

The first session is mandatory for the acceptance to this course. Moreover, I will introduce the topics for the presentations.  

Literatur

Students have to read online readings, provided by the lecturer. The reading material is important for the students' participation in discussions. 

Prüfungsinformationen

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Lehramtsstudium Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 344, Version: 04W.7)
    • 2.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Advanced Culture Studies (Pflichtfach)
        • SE zu Topics in American Culture Studies ( 2.0h SE / 5.0 ECTS)
          • 552.305 Focus on Literature: Horror in Fiction and Film (2.0h SE / 5.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Fachliches Vertiefungsstudium (Pflichtfach)
      • Focus on Literature ( 0.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
        • 552.305 Focus on Literature: Horror in Fiction and Film (2.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Freie Kombination (Wahlfach)
      • Freie Kombination ( 0.0h SE / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 552.305 Focus on Literature: Horror in Fiction and Film (2.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Fachliches Vertiefungsstudium (Pflichtfach)
      • Focus on Literature ( 2.0h SE / 7.0 ECTS)
        • 552.305 Focus on Literature: Horror in Fiction and Film (2.0h SE / 7.0 ECTS)

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