This unit introduces students to a topic in one genre of popular literature (be it science fiction, crime novels, comic books, horror stories, etc.). The unit examines the history of this form of popular writing, teaching students to analyse both themes and styles, unique to a genre that often does not receive much scholarly attention from critics within the academy. Students learn how to conduct academic research and produce critical analysis in response to these works of creativity, in order to prepare students for the study of more canonical, narrative literature in the field.
PRESCRIBED TEXT - AT HE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS
PRESCRIBED TEXT - AT THE MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS GRAPHIC NOVEL
PRESCRIBED TEXT - WHO GOES THERE
PRESCRIBED TEXT - THE THING
PRESCRIBED TEXT - THE THING: A PHENOMENOLOGY OF HORROR
What is the human body? Both the most familiar and unfamiliar of things, the body...
"Who Goes There?": The novella that formed the basis of "The Thing" is the John...
'To that flash of semivision can be traced a full half of the horror which...
H.P. Lovecraft was one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century. I.N.J....