May 22, 2024  
Course Catalog 2021-2022 
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FSEM 101 - “The Night Shift:” Tales of the Supernatural

Even in our technological twenty-first century, we are still haunted by the supernatural. Armies of vampires, ghosts, and zombies continue to roam across our screens and book pages. What makes these stories so frightening, and so compelling? What cultural functions do they perform? Do they have literary status, or do works like The Shining or the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina represent a “lesser” or “popular” genre? This course asks students to closely consider these questions, critically examining both fiction and film, as well as the works of scholars who have theorized about the appeal and function of the supernatural tale.

Credits 1