ENGLISH 290 - Themes in Language and Literature
Section: 001 Monsters, Ghosts, and Devils: Stories that Scare Us
Term: WN 2013
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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If you like scary stories, this course is for you! We will study depictions of frightening, evil, and despised figures in a variety of texts and explore what these figures can tell us about our own fears and values or, for more historical texts, the fears and values of the cultures that produced them. We will read novels and short stories both historic and recent as well as more varied texts, including at least two films, the horror classics Poltergeist and The Shining—plus television shows, comics, graphic novels, and even a song.

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ENGLISH 290 - Themes in Language and Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 1560978007
Big baby, Author: [by] Charles Burns., Publisher: Fantagraphics Books 2nd Fantag 2007
ISBN: 9780060976255
Understanding comics [the invisible art], Author: [writing and art: Scott McCloud], Publisher: Harper Collins 1. Harper 2006
ISBN: 9780199536221
Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and other tales, Author: Robert Louis Stevenson ; edited with an introduction and notes by Roger Luckhurst., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2008
ISBN: 9780141441351
The turn of the screw, Author: Henry James ; edited and with an introduction and notes by David Bromwich., Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 1400033411
Beloved, Author: by Toni Morrison., Publisher: Knopf 1st Vintag 1987
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