Course Information

Interpreting Literature - English (Horror in Fiction, Drama, and Poetry)

Course ID: UCLR 100E
School:Arts and Sciences, College of
Program: English
Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

UCLR 100E-002 #2385 is being taught in person on the LSC. Horror in Fiction, Drama, and Poetry Most of us have experienced the pleasure of a good scary story. We love to feel spine-tingling chills while sitting in the comfort of familiar surroundings. We might wonder, especially in recent times, why such stories bring us pleasure in a world that seems to have more than enough real disquietude, horror, and terror in it. In this course we will explore some of the scariest fiction, drama, and poetry ever written! We will read short fiction works spanning the history of this genre, beginning with a chapter from Homer¿s Odyssey and some Grimm¿s fairy tales, traveling through the gothic traditions represented by Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, H. P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, and others. We will delve into drama through some truly terrifying horror movies. And we will see that even poetry has its place in the horror genre. Course requirements: consistent attendance and participation, regular quizzes, and a final exam

Only one section of UCLR 100, UCLR 100C, UCLR 100E, or UCLR 100M may be taken for credit as an undergraduate.

Course Offering

Session Day Time Instructor Location
B Tue, Wed, Thurs 3:35 PM - 5:45 PM Kessel ONLINE

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