ENGL 136

Something Wicked: Monsters and Monstrosity, Medieval to Modern

From “Beowulf’s” murderous Grendel to modern horror films, people have always been fascinated by the monstrous. This course will cover a variety of texts that incorporate both “real” monsters and characters demonstrating monstrous behavior, examining how the definition of what is monstrous has changed over the years and the social commentary implicit in the distinction between what is human and what is not. Offered alternate years. III.W, V.2