Myths, Monsters and Machines: The Fantastic in Popular Culture
Hours per week:
- Lecture/Discussion: 3
The monster makes us think of the boundaries between human and non-human, self and other, real and unreal. This course explores what it means to "be human" through myths, metaphors and popular representations of nonhuman beings including monsters (of varying sorts), cyborgs, and other nonhuman entities. We look not only at monsters in popular culture, but explore the significance of the monstrous in political, social and cultural discourses.