SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentMA Program of English, First Year Ph.D. Program in English Literature, First Year MA Program of English, Second Year Ph.D. Program in English Literature, Second Year
Course NameSpecial Topics in Horror
InstructorHUANG HAN-YU
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
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week



Contents



1



Defining horror



orientations



2



Carroll, The Philosophy of Horror, Ch. 4



3



Franco Moretti, “The Dialectic of Fear”



Robert Miles, “Abjection, Nationalism and the Gothic”



4



Botting, Limits of Horror, Ch. 3



5



Thacker, Tentacles Longer Than Night, Ch. 2, “Meditations on the Demonic” (also “Inferno,” Divine Comedy)



6



Holiday



7



Thacker, Tentacles Longer Than Night,, Ch. 3, “Meditations on the Gothic” (also Songs of Maldoror)



8



Gaze, madness and serial killing: Psycho and The Silence of the Lambs



Slavoj ?i?ek, “’In His Bold Gaze My Ruin Is Writ Large’”



9



Slavoj ?i?ek, “’In His Bold Gaze My Ruin Is Writ Large’”



10



Barbara Creed, “Freud’s Worst Nightmare: Dining with Dr.



Hannibal Lecter”



Han-yu Huang, Horror and Evil in the Name of Enjoyment, Chapter 2



11



The postmodern Gothic



Stephen King, Shining



12



Linda J. Holland-Toll, “Bahktin’s Carnival Reversed: King’s The Shining as Dark Carnival”



Steven Bruhm, “On Stephen King’s Phallus, or the Postmodern Gothic”



13



Stephen King, Pet Sematary



14



Jesse W. Nash, “Postmodern Gothic: Stephen King’s Pet Sematary



Fred Botting, “Signs of Evil: Bataille, Baudrillard and Postmodern



Gothic”



15



Posthuman horror



李昂《看得見的鬼》



16



Holiday



17



伊藤潤二《富江》、《漩渦》系列



18



Presentations



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant


Requirement/Grading

attendance 10%, oral report 20%, response (three entries at least) 20 %, term paper 50% (Ph. D. 12~15 pages, M.A. 8~10 pages)


Textbook & Reference

Botting, Fred. Limits of Horror: Technology, Bodies, Gothic. Manchester: Manchester



UP, 2008.



---, and Dale Townshend, eds. Gothic: Critical Concepts in Literary and



Cultural Studies, 4 Volumes. London: Routledge, 2004.



---. “Signs of Evil: Bataille, Baudrillard and Postmodern Gothic.” Botting and Townshend, Vol. 1, 307-26.



Bruhm, Steven. “On Stephen King’s Phallus, or the Postmodern Gothic.” Botting and Townshend, Vol. 4, 170-90.



Carroll, Noël. The Philosophy of Horror, or Paradoxes of the Heart. New York: Routledge, 1990.



Creed, Barbara. “Freud’s Worst Nightmare: Dining with Dr. Hannibal Lecter.” Horror Film and Psychoanalysis: Freud’s Worst Nightmare. Ed. Steven Jay Schneider. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2004. 188-202.



Holland-Toll, Linda J. “Bahktin’s Carnival Reversed: King’s The Shining as Dark Carnival.” Journal of Popular Culture 33.2 (fall 1999): 131-46.



Huang, Han-yu. Horror and Evil in the Name of Enjoyment: A Psychoanalytic Critique of Ideology. Bern: Peter Lang, 2007.



King, Stephen. Pet Sematary. (edition to be decided)



---. Shining. (edition to be decided)



Miles, Robert. “Abjection, Nationalism and the Gothic.” Botting and Townshend, Vol. 1, 192-211.



Moretti, Franco. “The Dialectic of Fear.” The Horror Reader. Ed. Ken Gelder. London: Routledge, 2000. 148-60.



Nash, Jesse W. “Postmodern Gothic: Stephen King’s Pet Sematary.” Journal of Popular Culture 30.4 (Spring 1997): 151-60.



Thacker, Eugene. Tentacles Longer Than Night. Horror of Philosophy Vo. 3.



Winchester, UK: Zero Books, 2015.



?i?ek, Slavoj, ed. “’In His Bold Gaze My Ruin Is Writ Large.’” Everything You



Always Wanted to Know about Lacan (But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock). London: Verso, 1992. 211-72.



 


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