2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Feb 16, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

IDND 021 - Queer Horror


From Frankenstein to Freddy Krueger, the horror monster has thrilled and terrified horror fans for decades. What the general audience might not recognize is how the monster embodies society’s anxieties, particularly those involving sexuality and gender. In this class, we will analyze a selection of horror novels and films, paying attention to how the monsters are “coded” as queer, exploring how the monsters are representations of popular culture’s changing views on queerness, and considering how and why the queer monster has evolved over the decades. We will also consider how a queer audience might have responded to these monsters.

Prerequisites: VE placement required

Course Designation/Attribute: VE

Anticipated Terms Offered: -