Saturday Class – 24th July

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This Saturday we are joined by Kai D’Argenta who is joining us to talk about ‘Peter Would Cry Over You – Modern TV Werewolves and Masculinity’.

The talk covers depictions of werewolves in various ensemble supernatural tv shows from the early 21st century, focussing specifically on male characters. I look at how gender identity and sexuality are portrayed, and at hinted at and explicit queerness. I’ll look briefly at the Hays code, queerbaiting as a concept, and some of the differences between how lycanthropy is handled in tv series as a long form media compared to movie explorations. I also cover the common tropes that tend to be used to separate werewolf characterisation from human and vampire characterisation (class, race, ‘nature’/’civilization’) and we will also look at ‘subverted Karpman drama triangles’ (where conventionally gendered conflict roles are interchanged in ways that queer characters).

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This started off as a story blog to share the little fictions that I like to write but it's turned into something a bit more Goth! I'm Dr Sam Hirst and I research the Gothic, theology and romance and at the moment I'm doing free Gothic classes online! We also have readalongs, watchalongs and reading groups. And I post fun little Gothic bits when I have the chance. Find me on twitter @RomGothSam

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