Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education (MAE)
Art and Design
Dr. Kevin Hsieh
Dr. Melody Milbrandt
Dr. Melanie Davenport
This arts-based study discusses using the horror film and monsters as a means of exploring the personification of fear in contemporary society. The paper incorporates the viewing and dissection of horror films into an artistic process to explore fears in order to further artistic expression. It additionally shows how this process can be used in an art classroom within the context of contemporary art to empower students and facilitate art criticism discussions.
Wessinger, Alyssa L., "A Deconstruction of Horror, Fear and Terror: Using Horror Films as Didactic Tools in Art Education" (2011). Art and Design Theses. Paper 85.