ENG239H5 • Horror Literature

A critical and historical critical introduction to gothic literature, film, and television covering such authors as Angela Carter, Stephen King, H.P. Lovecraft, Richard Matheson, Edgar Allen Poe, Anne Rice, Mary Shelley, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Bram Stoker. The course draws on diverse critical and theoretical approaches as it examines a wide range of national and cultural contexts. It focuses on the gothic in broad terms and such concepts and issues as fear, horror, terror, the monstrous, the mythological, and the supernatural.

Open to students who have successfully completed at least 4.0 full credits. Students who do not meet the prerequisite but are enrolled in any 100-level ENG or DRE course (except ENG100H5) may petition the department in writing for approval to take the course. See the guidelines for written petitions on the department website.
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