Friday 14 December 2018

London's Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies Classes

There's something about the dark nights before Yule that gets me wanting to watch horror movies. Perhaps that's why I was tempted by the list of film study classes sent to me by The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies in London.

Realistically, I am too busy working on essays for my MA course to take on any more learning at the moment, but I'm sharing the details for those who might have the time.

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies claims to be the world’s longest-running educational organisation devoted to the study of horror history, theory and production. It has just announced the spring 2019 lineup of classes for its London branch, led by critical, literary and film-making luminaries and taking place at The Horse Hospital, which is renowned as a centre for underground culture.

The programme begins with an exploration of what unlicensed international remakes can tell us about processes of cultural globalisation; a history of the French Grand Guignol Theatre; a study of the 1940s ‘Paranoid Woman’s Film’ and its relationship to other horror trends by one of the genre’s preeminent scholars; a journey into the undiscovered realm of African literary horror. The season closes with a study of the dark art of writer, painter and filmmaker Clive Barker.

Students can buy full semester passes, available via the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies' registration page HERE, or tickets to individual classes. You can register for the entire semester for a discounted price, or for individual classes. Registration for a full semester is £35-£45 and individual class tickets are £10 advance / £11 on the door / £8 concessions (students and seniors). (cash only at the door).

The Horse Hospital is at Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD

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