Below, please find syllabi for our December 3rd discussion and lecture. Typically these resources are posted 2 weeks in advance.
Theory, Criticism, and Society: 10/2018 – 3/2019
During this semester, we’ll explore ideas from theory and criticism focusing on art, literature, music, and culture, with the further intention of applying such ideas to the creation and organization of society. Our goal is to deepen our understanding of theory and criticism, and to broaden our perspective of the world we live in—and the possibilities open to us.
Discussion: Black Invisibility, White Science, and a Night With Ben
This week we will be discussing a chapter from Robin R. Mean Coleman’s Book “Horror Noire” to analyze George R. Romero’s film “Night of the Living Dead.” In doing so, we will discuss whether the zombie film is simply a film of the human struggle for survival, or mirror the struggles of past and existing race relations and negative film portrayals. Participants are welcome to cite other examples of modern zombie films, but please note that our discussion will generally be focused on the original version of “Night of the Living Dead,” which is available in the public domain and can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H91BxkBXttE