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after hiding from the threat for some years i've decided to face
the monster and have agreed to teach a course on horror films
in the spring . . . while i know at least some of the interesting work
on the genre, a lot of what i know is fairly advanced, certainly
too complicated for non specialist undergrads most of whom
will be taking the course simply to fulfill a humanities distribution
requirement . . .
 
can anyone recommend materials [a book or, perhaps even better,
a number of essays] that would provide appropriate background
reading for such a course . . . to the extent that the material touches on
[or tackles] the latent gender issues in the genre i would be especially
grateful
 
thanks much
 
mike frank
 
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Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the
University of Alabama.