Educators' Workshop
Asian Horror - Constructing Horror and Suspense
Course Description: This workshop introduces educators to the development of the Asian horror genre, and methods of using horror films to teach critical reading and narrative styles. It also examines the aesthetics of horror based on theories from Edmund Burke and Mikhail Bakhtin. Participants will learn to critically read the aesthetics of horror on film and link them with horror in other art forms such as literature and paintings, use horror films to teach the narration of suspense, as well as to understand the development of the Asian horror genre and how horror and suspense are constructed on film.

Instructor: Danny Boey is presently teaching Film, Sound and Video, and Mass Communication courses at the School of Film and Media Studies, Ngee Ann Polytechnic. He has obtained a B.A. degree in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto in 1994, and a M.A. degree specializing in Cultural & Media Studies from the National University of Singapore in 2002. Danny’s primary research interest is in horror films. He is currently working on his dissertation, “The Culture-Specificity of Horror in Asian Horror Cinema”, as part of his completion of a PhD degree at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
24 Jan 2007
2:30pm - 6:30pm

Theatrette, National Archives of Singapore



Venue: Theatrette, National Archives of Singapore
(1 Canning Rise, Singapore 179868 – Off Hill Street, beside Registry of Marriages, http://www.nhb.gov.sg/NAS/VisitUs/?indexar=7)

To register for the Nov courses, please fill up the registration form and send it back to us by 23 Jan 2007.
Email:  info@asianfilmarchive.org
Fax: 6777 3243
Contact Person: Ethan Yeo or Tan Bee Thiam
Tel: 6777 3243

Participants will receive a certificate and lunch will be catered. Therefore, we would appreciate you register by 7 March 2007 for early bird discounts. An acknowledgement email will be sent upon receipt of registration.

Payment should be made by cheque (payable to Asian Film Archive) or GIRO within 30 days upon receipt of invoice. A penalty of the full cost of the workshop(s) will be imposed on participants who registered but did not attend the workshop(s).

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