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Summer School - Philosophy and the Horror Aesthetic, 20 - 27 July 2019, University of Oxford, UK

Publish Date: Jan 15, 2019

Deadline: May 01, 2019

Event Dates: from Jul 20, 2019 12:00 to Jul 27, 2019 12:00

Overview

What is art-horror? Why are audiences attracted to the horror aesthetic? How do we define and characterise the Gothic tradition and horror, and their relations to philosophy? After considering the problem of defining horror, we survey and reflect upon a variety of genres, media and disciplinary approaches. Psychoanalytic perspectives, analytic-cognitive methods and concepts derived from Continental philosophy will be evaluated. Among topics discussed will be the “paradox of horror”; the relation of art and negative emotion; philosophical aspects of horror films; themes and contexts in Gothic literature; supernaturalism and occult philosophy. We also concentrate on some selected individual authors, works and thinkers.     

Fees

Programme Fee (No Accommodation - inc. Tuition, Lunch & Dinner): £820.00
Programme Fee (Standard Single Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1430.00
Programme Fee (Standard Twin Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1200.00
Programme Fee (Superior Single Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1540.00
Programme Fee (Superior Twin Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1295.00

Tutor

Martin Ovens is the Associate Editor of Culture and Dialogue and a member of the editorial committee of Comparative Philosophy. A member of Wolfson College, Oxford, he has published papers on scepticism, Hinduism and aesthetics and is currently editing collections of papers on Owen Barfield, Christian mysticism and comparative philosophy. 

Course aims

The course aims to introduce and discuss theories, problems and arguments in the philosophy of horror.

Course Objectives

  • To explore and evaluate key arguments, theories and problems in the philosophy of horror

  • To discuss the philosophical significance of particular selected works in diverse media

  • To survey and evaluate various critical approaches to the Gothic tradition

Teaching methods

All summer school courses are taught through group seminars and individual tutorials. Students also conduct private study when not in class and there is a well stocked library at OUDCE to support individual research needs.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be expected to understand:

  • core themes, problems and arguments in the philosophy of horror

  • the philosophical significance of individual selected works in a variety of media

  • different critical approaches to the Gothic tradition

And, students will be expected to have gained and/or developed the following skills:

  • how to think clearly and logically, to read critically, and to discuss and debate with others

  • how to identify and analyse key problems and themes, and to construct valid arguments

  • how to write and present ideas and arguments clearly and cogently, and to reach reasoned conclusions based on study or use of relevant sources and evidence

Assessment methods

Students are assessed during the summer school by either a 1500 word written assignment or a presentation supported by individual documentation. To successfully gain credit (10 CATS points) students should attend all classes and complete the on-course assignment. There is also a pre-course assignment of 1000 words set. Although this does not count towards credit, it is seen as an important way of developing a student's ideas and therefore its completion is mandatory.

Application

Enrolment Online

  • Prospective students may enrol online by navigating to the desired course page and then clicking the 'apply online' link at the bottom of that page.
  • Closing Date:
    • Enrolments will be accepted up to 1 May 2019.

  • Payment:
    • Online enrolments require payment in full at the time of registering.

Enrolment by Post, Fax or Email attachment

  • Those who do not wish to register online or who have specific requirements (e.g. disabled suite accommodation) should contact the Programme Administrator directly.
  • They should complete the application form, link below, and send it to the Programme Administrator (address shown below).
  • Although we try to honour students' first choice of course, sometimes a course fills-up rapidly. Please therefore indicate a second choice of course on your application form.
  • Confirmation will be sent to you with an invoice which may be paid either online or by bank transfer, credit/debit card or cheque/banker`s draft.
  • Closing Date:
    • Enrolments will be accepted up to 1st May 2019
  • Payments:
    • Participants are required to pay the full fee within 30 days of the invoice date.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language you must supply suitable evidence (an original certificate that is not more than two years old and issued by a responsible body) that you have reached the Standard overall score, plus the additional requirement before you may be offered a place.

Confirmation and Further Information

Enrolment Online

Successful enrolments will be confirmed automatically.
The full description of the course, which includes recommended prior reading, is available on the website.

  • A 'Further Information' email will be sent to you within 3 days of your online enrolment. This is important, as it contains the details of the essays you need to write. If you do not receive it, check your junk mail folder and then email us.

Enrolment by Post, Fax or Email attachment

Confirmation of your registration will be sent by email (or post if you do not use email), along with a copy of the full description of the course, which includes recommended reading.

  • A 'Confirmation of Enrolment' email will be sent to you within 3 days of your online enrolment. This is important, as it contains the details of the essays you need to write and your invoice. If you do not receive it, check your junk mail folder and then email us.

Further Information

Joining Notes/Travel Advice Notes which provide information on how to get to Rewley House, arrival and departure times etc will be made available on our website. Those who enrolled through the Programme Administrator, and hence may not have access to the Web, will receive a printed copy by post when available.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.


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https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/philosophy-and-the-horror-aesthetic?code=O18I202MBR



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