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A Global History of Monsters

HUM 335/EAS 376/HIS 334

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This class analyzes how different cultures imagine monsters and how these representations changed over time to perform different social functions. As negative objectifications of fundamental social structures and conceptions, monsters help us understand the culture that engendered them and the ways in which a society constructs the Other, the deviant, the enemy, the minorities, and the repressed. This course has three goals: it familiarizes students with the semiotics of monsters worldwide; it teaches analytical techniques exportable to other topics and fields; it proposes interpretive strategies of reading culture comparatively.
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Section P05

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P05
  • Status: C
  • Enrollment: 0
  • Capacity: 0
  • Class Number: 23585
  • Schedule: Th 02:30 PM-03:20 PM

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Section P99

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P99
  • Status: C
  • Enrollment: 0
  • Capacity: 0
  • Class Number: 22512