Middlebury

SPAN 1301

Hispanic Horror Cinema

Hispanic Horror Cinema
In this course we will study horror films from Spain, Mexico, the United States, Argentina, and Cuba in order to understand how Hispanic filmmakers employ intertextual horror esthetics to create genre films. The films we will consider focus on zombies (Rec, Planet Terror, Juan of the Dead), vampires (Cronos, Vampires in Havana), ghosts (The Devil's Backbone, The Others), and misogynist stalkers (Thesis, Sleep Tight). We will discuss both the conservative and transgressive aspects of this emerging genre in transnational Hispanic cinema, focusing specifically on how these films reflect the evolving political and ideological dynamics of their respective national cultures. This course will be taught in Spanish. Not open to students who have taken SPAN 1111.
Subject:
Spanish
Department:
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART LNG WTR
Equivalent Courses:
SPAN 1111 *

Sections

Winter 2016

SPAN1301A-W16 Lecture (Garcia)