The Horror Story

This course on Gothic literature and the scary story is for anyone who is intrigued by tales that chill the blood and tingle the spine. The course will explore the horror genre from its roots in 18th-century Gothic literature to its manifestations in popular media today. Consider: How is the scary story colored by history and folklore? What psychological horrors lurk at the core of all truly scary stories? How does the history of the scary story relate to contemporary horror media? We will explore these questions and many more through authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Joyce Carol Oates, and a host of others. You will even have the opportunity to craft your own scary stories or horror media creations. Enroll if you dare!

Dates: June 29-July 24 (MWF)
Times: 11am-1pm
Course Fee: $1000
Instructor: Ms. Laura Paik