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Title: Societal Subconscious
Course Section Number: FRT-101-16
Department: Freshman Tutorial
Description: Matthew Weedman is a sound and video performance artist performing around the country at theaters, multi-media festivals and museums. In addition to his performance work Matthew has exhibited his sculptural, photography and installation work at art institutions throughout the country. Matthew was raised in a small cornfield town in Illinois and now lives in down the street from Wabash with his wife and two daughters. This course will examine the ways and methods that American horror films have uprooted social issues and anxieties in ways that mainstream cinema would never have been allowed. Why is the horror film so resilient? Why are we attracted to films designed to make us uncomfortable and anxious? We will dissect the methodology of these films in terms structure, style and layering of content. Each film will target a specific social issue such as class, gender, race, consumerism, masculinity, health and the existential threat of the everyday. Above all we will learn while having as much fun as possible. Note: this course will require watching films with adult situations and images.
Credits: 1.00
Start Date: August 24, 2022
End Date: December 17, 2022
Meeting Information: 08/25/2022-12/15/2022 Lecture Tuesday, Thursday 09:45AM - 11:00AM, Lilly Library, Room LGL
Faculty: Weedman, Matthew

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FRT-101-16
Societal Subconscious
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