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MA in Literature
Course Description

ENG 280F
ST: Monster Theory

In the Etymologies, Isidore of Seville suggests that “monster” comes from the Latin, “monstrum,” which means an omen or warning. In this class, we'll read a wide range of texts--from medieval werewolf stories and early modern travel narratives to graphic novels and contemporary novels--to explore what monsters can tell us about the historical and cultural periods from which they emerge and reemerge.Topics we will discuss include sexuality, colonialism and invasion, race, biopolitics, slavery, immigration, sexuality, disease, exploration, industrialization and capitalism, and gender.
2018-19 One time only.

Course Credit:

Diane Cady

Open to graduate students only.

Last Updated: 9/21/17