Registration

CURRICULUM + REGISTRATION

For Fall of 2020, Miskatonic will be moving to exclusively online classes for all three of its branches. These online classes will not be geoblocked so students from anywhere in the world can mix and match individual classes from different branches (please note the time zone will be local to that branch), or buy a full semester pass to a specific branch. Branches are designated in the event titles as (London online), (LA online) or (NYC online). Please note these are live events – they cannot be downloaded and watched later, so please be sure you are available at the time and timezone the classes are being offered in before registering.

Once you purchase tickets/passes, the ticketing system (Eventbrite for US tickets/passes and Global passes, Billeto for UK tickets/passes) will automatically send you a confirmation email that contains all the relevant links to register for each class on Zoom.

REGISTRATION FEES:

Each Miskatonic location has its own pricing structure and method of registration.

Global Pass
For a limited time (only through Weds Sept 16 at 7pm UK time), we are offering our first-ever GLOBAL PASS, which gets you access to ALL classes at each of the three branches. This 12-class global semester pass includes all monthly classes curated by Miskatonic London, LA and NYC and available to watch worldwide – please note each class is in its local timezone.

If you already have a pass to one local branch, or even two local branches, and wish to upgrade to a Global Pass, you can select the relevant upgrade from the drop-down menu (Please note we will be cross-referencing to make sure you are eligible for the upgrade). Please note Global Passes are now off sale.

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Miskatonic London offers monthly classes and a discounted full semester pass. For our Fall 2020 Online semester, admission to individual classes is £8 GBP (these individual ticket links are accessible on the event page for each class), and full semester passes including all four classes curated by Miskatonic London are £25 GBP, available through Billeto HERE. Please note students from anywhere in the world can register for these online classes.

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Miskatonic NYC offers monthly classes and a discounted full semester pass. For our Fall 2020 Online semester, admission to individual classes is $10 USD (these individual ticket links are accessible on the event page for each class), and full semester passes including all four classes curated by Miskatonic NYC are $30 USD, available through Eventbrite HERE. Please note students from anywhere in the world can register for these online classes.

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Miskatonic LA offers monthly classes and a discounted full semester pass. For our Fall 2020 Online semester, admission to individual classes is $10 USD (these individual ticket links are accessible on the event page for each class), and full semester passes including all four classes curated by Miskatonic LA are $30 USD, available through Eventbrite HERE. Please note students from anywhere in the world can register for these online classes.

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • HA! AAAH! THE PAINFUL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUMOR AND HORROR (LA online)
    Thu. Nov. 5, 2020 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Veteran comedy writer David Misch (Mork & Mindy, Police Squad!, Saturday Night Live) explores how both humor and horror share a mordant view of our relationship to pain – an obsession with the human body and its multifarious fluids, and a subtext of death and transcendence underlying the eviscerated flesh and fart jokes. What could be more blood-curdlingly fun?

  • The Strange Story of Misty and Gothic for Girls in British Comics (London online)
    Thu. Nov. 12, 2020 - 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

    British comics dominated children’s entertainment in the UK in the last century but have been all but forgotten today. When they are remembered, it is often assumed that the boys’ titles were all about sports, space and war, while girls got stories about ponies, ballet and boarding schools. But nothing could be further from the truth! – these comics were not for the fainthearted and the girls’ titles in particular told many stories of outsider protagonists, psychological cruelty, isolation, and supernatural mystery.
    Misty (IPC, 1978-80) comic stories included “Pacts with the devil, schoolgirl sacrifice, the ghosts of hanged girls, sinister cults, evil scientists experimenting on the innocent and terrifying parallel worlds where the Nazis won the Second World War.” This lecture will introduce students to Misty and its creators, explore the ways in which it draws on Gothic themes and archetypes, and argue that its combination of fairytale abstraction and psychological mystery constructs a particular type of ‘Gothic for Girls’.

  • THE BAD TRIP: PSYCHEDELIC HORROR CINEMA, 1967-1972 (NYC online)
    Thu. Nov. 19, 2020 - 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

    Within psychedelic culture the threat of the bad trip hovers like an ominous presence. Psychedelic or ‘Mind-clearing’ drugs may promise wisdom, visionary insight or a fabulous holiday for the brain, but they can also release the horrors of the id, tear the veil of sanity and pull you into the void. This class will chart the emergence of psychedelia across the Sixties and will examine the incorporation of its visual language in horror cinema during the period 1966-1972. Rather than seeing the films in question as acts of exploitation, the talk will frame them as radical works of acid horror, a from which in the case of The Dunwich Horror is used to conjure the cosmic vertigo integral to H. P. Lovecraft’s writing. Further, the talk will also read back from the films to the wider drug culture to uncover a sense of horror underpinning the psychedelic experience as a whole.

  • Wasteland: The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror (LA online)
    Thu. Dec. 3, 2020 - 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

    Can we say the Great War created the horror film? In many respects yes. The idea of the terrifying supernatural, of course, has its roots in the earliest human civilizations and probably back to the first ceremonial burials. But we will learn how modern horror received a special impetus from what happened to the human body, what could be done to the human body, by the terrifying tech introduced in the Great War. The Great War transformed the modern world. The Great War also filled that world with nightmares, some old as time but made new in the ghastly aftermath of the conflict. Join us in exploring the wasteland.

  • BLOOD IN THE STREETS: FILM CYCLES, SERIAL KILLERS AND THE GIALLO (London online)
    Thu. Dec. 10, 2020 - 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

    This talk will investigate how a collection of film cycles within the giallo capitalised on preoccupations with the recent past in 1970s Italy, and an attendant sense of disquiet towards modernity and the pace of socio-cultural change. This will in turn reveal various strategies that were being deployed to exploit the local film market, in a perpetual attempt to capitalise on topicality and the perceived tastes of the popular audience.

  • TALKIN' TO DRACULA AND HIS CREW: THE GOTH SUBCULTURE'S ETERNAL AFFAIR WITH HORROR (NYC online)
    Thu. Dec. 17, 2020 - 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

    This lecture will discuss the inextricable link between horror and the goth subculture through music, visuals, fashion, and spaces – with an emphasis on the 1980s. It will focus on the allure of the unknown and its pleasurable horrors, as well as their underlying meanings. While the foundation of goth gathers inspiration from early horror films (Dracula, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari), it also influenced later iterations of the horror genre through visuals and soundtrack selections (The Crow, Queen of the Damned). Additionally, we will discuss how the aesthetics of the horror genre leaked into the interior of the club: not only did the music set the tone, but the decor of its walls created the overall atmosphere, which at times included meat bags (Planet X, Liverpool) and an elevated coffin surrounded by candelabras (The Magic Circle, Zürich). Topics covered will also include Freud’s das unheimliche (the uncanny) within album art – such as X-Mal Deutschland’s cover for their 1982 single for “Incubus Succubus” – as well as Danielle Dax’s performance in The Company of Wolves, and Propaganda Magazine’s video trilogy. Plus, musical and visual samples from beloved artists including The Cure and Siouxsie and the Banshees as well as the ghastly theatrics of bands such as Specimen, Neva, Parálisis Permanente, and the Virgin Prunes.

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