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Academic Catalog 2017-2018
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
   
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

LALW301 Monster Madness 3 cr.


We round up the usual suspects: the appalling and tragic monster and his equally tragic and appalling creator; the charismatic vampire and his bevy of vamps; the traveling salesman who finds himself transformed into a giant dung-beetle. More broadly, the course studies the idea of monstrosity and the ways in which monsters represent the shadowy side of human nature: what people fear and what they desire. The syllabus includes Frankenstein, Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kafka’s Metamorphosis, and Nabokov’s Lolita.

 

Prerequisites: LALW200

Lecture/Seminar
Culturally Diverse Content
All College Elective
Summer (PCE)