Asian Horror - Constructing Horror and Suspense
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
To register for the Nov courses, please fill up the
it back to us by 23 Jan 2007.
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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