SCHEDULE

April 22 - April 25: Getting Started
Watch and Read
:
George Romero: Night of the Living Dead (1968)
George Romero,
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead [Vol. 1 softcover including issues 1-6]
Peter Dendle, "Introduction to The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia"
(Optional): Mark Jancovich, "Introduction to Horror, The Film Reader"

Assignments:
Respond to the first post on our course blog:
Why Horror?
Engage with the responses of your peers
Complete a
Film Treatment (on your own or in a group of 2-3) before April 26

April 26: 6pm - 9pm (BP John 203)
Discuss
Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead
Figure out together in 3 short hours what this whole zombie-craze is all about

April 27: 10am - 5pm (BP John 203)
Discuss the first six issues of
The Walking Dead comic series
Watch episode 2 of the tv series in class and discuss
Discuss film treatments
Decide together how to approach the final project
Form working groups and begin collaborating


April 28 - May 9: Sleep With One Eye Open
Watch and Read
:
Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Ben Hervey,
BFI Film Classics: Night of the Living Dead
Danny Boyle, 28 Days Later (2002)
Edgar Wright,
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, "
Monster Culture: Seven Theses"
Mary Roach, "
Excerpt from Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers"
H. P. Lovecraft, "
The Outsider"

Assignments:
Send me an update on the status of your team's work by May 6
Complete a
Poster (on your own or in a group of 2-3) before May 10

May 10: 6pm - 9pm (BP John 203)
Discuss
28 Days Later and Shaun of the Dead
Discuss "Monster Culture: Seven Theses"
Begin Discussing
The Road
Decide together what monsters are and why we need them

May 11: 10am - 5pm (BP John 203)
Discuss
The Road
Work on final project