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ENG 180F
ST: Monster Theory
Fall

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:
3

Instructor(s):
Diane Cady

Prerequisite:
ENG 001

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Creating & Critiquing Arts, Historical Perspectives, Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Written & Oral Comm II

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Last Updated: 6/23/17