Cultural Representations: Making up Monsters

Course Number: ENGL 122MM
Prerequisites: Check on GOLD
Advisory Enrollment Information: May be repeated for credit providing letter designations are different.
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Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 122AA-ZZ
Quarter: Spring 2011
Day(s): TR
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Location: SH 1430

May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 28 units provided letter designations are different.
Our monsters (aliens, vampires, cyborgs, hermaphrodites ...) can tell us a lot about ourselves. This class examines how ideas of what's monstrous have been constructed since the early modern period. Readings include short stories (including Chopin, Hawthorne, Hoffmann, Nabokov, Swift), critical essays by historians and science-studies specialists, two plays, The Tempest and The Elephant Man, Frankenstein, an "X-files" episode and other material.

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