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  1. Week 1: Introduction to Cult Cinema 9 items
    1. Essential Readings 2 items
      1. Cult cinema: A critical symposium - Joe Bob Briggs, J. Hoberman, Damien Love, Tim Lucas, Danny Peary, Jeffrey Sconce and Peter Stanfield 2008

        Article Essential

    2. Recommended/ Further Readings 7 items
      1. Cult film as a guide to life: fandom, adaptation, and identity - I. Q. Hunter 2016

        Book Recommended

      2. Beyond all reason: The nature of the cult - J P Telotte

        Chapter Recommended

      3. Introduction - Jamie Sexton, Ernest Mathijs

        Chapter Recommended

      4. The cult film reader 2008

        Book Recommended

      5. Midnight movies - J. Hoberman, Jonathan Rosenbaum c1991

        Book Further

  2. Week 2: Introduction to Cult Television 10 items
    1. Essential Readings 2 items
    2. Recommended/ Further Readings 8 items
      1. Cult Television 2004

        Book Recommended

      2. The cult TV book - Ebooks Corporation Limited 2010

        Book Further

      3. Science fiction audiences: watching Doctor Who and Star Trek - John Tulloch, Henry Jenkins 1995

        Book Further

      4. The essential cult TV reader c2010

        Book Further

      5. Full of secrets: critical approaches to Twin Peaks - David Lavery c1995

        Book Recommended

      6. TV horror: investigating the darker side of the small screen - Lorna Jowett, Stacey Abbott 2013

        Book Recommended

  3. Week 3: Cult Audiences and Fandoms 12 items
    1. Essential Readings 2 items
    2. Recommended/ Further Readings 10 items
      1. Beaver Las Vegas! A fan-boy's defence of Showgirls - I Q Hunter

        Chapter Further

      2. Cult collectors: nostalgia, fandom and collecting popular culture - Lincoln Geraghty 2014

        Book Recommended

      3. Fandom at the crossroads: celebration, shame and fan/producer relationships - Lynn S. Zubernis, Katherine Larsen 2012

        Book Further

  4. Week 4: Cult Authorship 13 items
    1. Essential Readings 2 items
      1. The Cult Auteur - Jamie Sexton, Ernest Mathijs

        Chapter Essential

    2. Recommended/ Further Readings 11 items
      1. Bad For Good - William D. Routt Autumn/Winter 2001

        Article Recommended

      2. Auteurs and Authorship: A film reader - Barry Keith Grant 2008

        Book Recommended

      3. Doris Wishman meets the avant-garde - Michael J Bowen

        Article Further

      4. Women's cinema as counterphobic cinema: Doris Wishman as the last auteur - Tania Modleski

        Chapter Further

      5. How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime - Roger Corman, Jim Jerome 1989

        Book Further

      6. Authorship and the films of David Lynch: aesthetic receptions in contemporary Hollywood - Antony Todd 2012

        Book Further

      7. The cinema of the Coen brothers: hard-boiled entertainments - Jeffrey Todd Adams 2015

        Book Further

      8. Stanley Kubrick: adapting the sublime - Elisa Pezzotta 2013

        Book Further

      9. Tarantino - Jim Smith 2005

        Book Further

  5. Week 5: Cult Stardom 11 items
    1. Essential Readings 2 items
    2. Recommended/ Further Readings 9 items
      1. Cult Stardom - Jamie Sexton, Ernest Mathijs

        Chapter Recommended

      2. "Sharon Stone, screen diva": Stardom, femininity and cult fandom - Rebecca Feasey

        Chapter Further

      3. Star cults/ cult stars: Cinema, psychosis, celebrity, death - Mikita Brottman

        Chapter Further

      4. The star as cult icon: Judy Garland - Wade Jennings

        Chapter Further

  6. Week 7: Taste, Controversy, Freakery 10 items
    1. Essential Readings 2 items
      1. Introduction - Pierre Bourdieu

        Chapter Essential

    2. Recommended/ Further Readings 8 items
      1. A tasteless art: Waters, Kaufman and the pursuit of "pure" gross-out - Xavier Mendik, Stephen Jay Schneider

        Article Further

      2. The Crash controversy: Reviewing the press - Martin Barker, Jane Arthurs, Ramaswami Harindranath

        Article Further

      3. Shock value: a tasteful book about bad taste - John Waters 2005

        Book Recommended

  7. Week 8: Paracinema and the "Worst Films of All Time" 10 items
    1. Essential Readings 2 items
    2. Recommended/ Further Readings 8 items
      1. Bad Movies - J Hoberman

        Article Recommended

      2. Notes on "Camp" - Susan Sontag

        Chapter Recommended Available online.

      3. Trash, Art and the Movies - Pauline Kael

        Chapter Recommended Available online.

      4. Esper, the renunciator: Teaching "bad" movies to good students - Jeffrey Sconce

        Chapter Further

      5. Cinemasochism: Bad movies and the people who love them - David Ray Carter

        Chapter Recommended

  8. Week 9: Cult and Gender 10 items
    1. Essential Readings 2 items
      1. The Masculinity of Cult - Joanne Hollows

        Chapter Essential Available online.

    2. Recommended/ Further Readings 8 items
      1. The cult of masculinity: From fan-boys to academic bad-boys - Jacinda Read

        Article Recommended

      2. Menstrual monsters: the reception of the Ginger Snaps cult horror franchise - Martin Barker, Ernest Mathijs, Xavier Mendik 2006

        Book Recommended Please click-on the link to access a PDF of article. You will need to sign in using your Library card details to access. Also available in The Cult Film Reader, eds X. Mendik; E. Mathijs

      3. Regendered reading: Tank Girl and Postmodernist Intertextuality - Imelda Whelehan, Esther Sonnet

        Article Further

      4. Sexploitation as feminine territory: The films of Doris Wishman - Moya Luckett

        Chapter Further

      5. Screening Twilight: critical approaches to a cinematic phenomenon - Wickham Clayton, Sarah Harman 2014

        Book Recommended

      6. I'm Buffy and you're history: Buffy the vampire slayer and contemporary feminism - Patricia Pender 2016

        Book Further

  9. Week 10: Transnational Cult and Art-Horror 12 items
    1. Essential Readings 2 items
    2. Recommended/ Further Readings 10 items
      1. The Argento effect - Peter Hutchings

        Article Recommended

      2. Extreme Asia: the rise of cult cinema from the Far East - Daniel Martin 2015

        Book Further

      3. The Hollywood Meme - Iain Robert Smith 2018

        Book Recommended

      4. Theorizing art cinemas: foreign, cult, avant-garde, and beyond - David Andrews 2013

        Book Recommended

  10. Week 11: New Digital Media and the Future of Cult 8 items
    1. Essential Readings 3 items
      1. Cult cinema and technological change - Matt Hills, Jamie Sexton 02/01/2015

        Article Essential

      2. Cult Survey - Ernest Mathijs

        Webpage Essential

    2. Recommended/ Further Readings 5 items
      1. Movies: A century of failure - Jeffrey Sconce

        Chapter Further

  11. Cult Cinema - Suggested Bibliography 27 items
    1. Cult cinema: an introduction - Ernest Mathijs, Jamie Sexton, Ebooks Corporation Limited 2011

      Book Recommended

    2. Midnight movies - J. Hoberman, Jonathan Rosenbaum c1991

      Book Recommended

    3. Defining cult movies: the cultural politics of oppositional taste 2003

      Book Recommended See: Hollows, J., The masculinity of cult (chapter 3), pp. 35-53, available online.

    4. The Cult film experience: beyond all reason 1991

      Book Recommended See: Grant, B. K., Science fiction double feature: ideology in the cult film (chapter 10) pp. 122-137. Available online.

    5. The cult film reader 2008

      Book Recommended

    6. Popular media cultures: fans, audiences and paratexts - Lincoln Geraghty 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    7. Sleaze artists: cinema at the margins of taste, style, and politics 2007

      Book Further

    8. The battle for the Bs: 1950s Hollywood and the rebirth of low-budget cinema - Blair Davis c2012

      Book Further

    9. Round Table: Showgirls - Akira Mizuta Lippit, Noel Burch, Chon Noriega, Ara Osterweil 2003

      Article Further

    10. Unruly pleasures: the cult film and its critics - Xavier Mendik, Graeme Harper 2000

      Book Further

    11. Rational fears: American horror in the 1950s - Mark Jancovich 1996

      Book Further

    12. Cult Survey - Ernest Mathijs

      Webpage Further

    13. Keep watching the skies!: American science fiction movies of the fifties - Bill Warren c2010

      Book Further

  12. Cult Television - Suggested Bibliography 5 items
    1. Cult Television 2004

      Book Recommended

    2. The cult TV book - Ebooks Corporation Limited 2010

      Book Recommended

    3. Science fiction audiences: watching Doctor Who and Star Trek - John Tulloch, Henry Jenkins 1995

      Book Further

    4. The essential cult TV reader c2010

      Book Further