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The Monstrous Imagination in Literature

Description:
Literature not only creates monsters, but seems to enjoy the imaginative leap needed to make "real" the obviously unreal monster. Why does literature uses its imaginative power its ability to move beyond reality & to envision figures that are non-human, abnormal, or uncivilized and are disturbing, disruptive, or horrific in form? If we examine these figures closely, one of the things that makes them both very human and very monstrous is their imaginative excess: they often have an imagination that is out of control, overly-rebellious or engaged in too-powerful thinking. Thus, this class argues that literature uses the figure of the monster to question the benefits, powers, and downfalls of the imagination. By asking you to question why the imagination creates monsters, this class asks you

Offered in:

2015 Fall

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
02 13840 Tu
02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
Egle,Lamont L W02-0200
Session: Regular Academic Session
Class Dates: 09/08/2015 - 12/14/2015
Capacity: 80
Enrolled: 79
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites:
Course Attributes: Diversity Area: International|World Cultures Distribution
07D 13841 Th
02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
Egle,Lamont L W02-0200
Session: Regular Academic Session
Class Dates: 09/08/2015 - 12/14/2015
Capacity: 20
Enrolled: 21
Status: Closed
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites:
Course Attributes: Diversity Area: International|World Cultures Distribution
08D 13842 Th
02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
Egle,Lamont L W01-0037
Session: Regular Academic Session
Class Dates: 09/08/2015 - 12/14/2015
Capacity: 20
Enrolled: 19
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites:
Course Attributes: Diversity Area: International|World Cultures Distribution
09D 13843 Th
02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
Egle,Lamont L S02-0066
Session: Regular Academic Session
Class Dates: 09/08/2015 - 12/14/2015
Capacity: 20
Enrolled: 20
Status: Closed
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites:
Course Attributes: Diversity Area: International|World Cultures Distribution
10D 13844 Th
02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
Egle,Lamont L W04-0122
Session: Regular Academic Session
Class Dates: 09/08/2015 - 12/14/2015
Capacity: 20
Enrolled: 19
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites:
Course Attributes: Diversity Area: International|World Cultures Distribution