ENGLISH 290 - Themes in Language and Literature
Fall 2022, Section 005 - Contemporary Horror
Instruction Mode: Section 005 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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If you like scary stories, you’ll love this course! We’ll study horror in many forms: the expected English course fare of short stories and novels, but also films, comics, graphic novels, podcasts and web-based horror stories known as creepypasta. The focus is on contemporary horror, so expect only the freshest scares—we’ll likely look at Midsommar, Us, and the holiday horror film Black Christmas (both the original and the remake); the recent body horror comic Bttm Fdrs; episodes from the horror podcast Spooked, and so much more.

Course Requirements:

Work for this course will include 4 short papers (~600 words) and 2 longer papers (~2000 words).


ENGLISH 290 - Themes in Language and Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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